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Sequencing the microbiome: Are you getting the full story?

Evolution of sequencing technology Since the human genome was sequenced and famously published in Nature and Science in 2001(1)(2), sequencing technology has experienced ...
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Advances in microbiome discovery, diagnostics and therapeutics: Nature webcast highlights

Those of us following microbiome science know that it is developing extremely fast with tremendous opportunity for innovation. When we were presented the opportunity to ...
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Microbiome highlights from Digestive Disease Week 2018

Digestive Disease Week 2018 (DDW2018) was another successful conference with over 450 sessions presented by invited speakers and abstract authors. The interest in how the ...
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Designing large-scale gut microbiome studies - 10 essential considerations

With a growing number of research studies showing associations between the gut microbiome and disease, this is a burgeoning field with fundamental questions that still need to ...
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OMNIgene·GUT facilitating gut microbial collections in remote Himalayan populations

There is so much that can be learned from studying the gut microbiome. The community of bacteria co-habiting with their human host share a curious symbiotic relationship, one ...
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Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health selects DNA Genotek’s OMNIgene devices for Microbiome Biobank

DNA Genotek Inc. is pleased to announce that the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health has selected DNA Genotek’s OMNIgene® family of microbiome collection devices to ...
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Reliability and stability of OMNIgene•GUT for sequencing: An interview with Synthetic Biologics, Inc.

At the recent Digestive Disease Week (DDW) meeting in Chicago, the microbiome took center stage with over 40 sessions featuring intestinal (gut) microbiota. Over the course of ...
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How critical is it to stabilize and standardize the microbiome profile?

One of the most critical components of studying the microbiome is ensuring you have a profile that is representative of the microbial community present in the donor. The ...
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Microbiome learnings from the Weizmann Institute

Update: Since this interview with the Weizmann Institute, the results of the Personalized Nutrition Project have been published in the journal Cell: “Personalized Nutrition by ...
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The intricacies of reliable microbiome collection

In our previous blog post, we examined the importance of preserving the microbial profile of fecal samples for microbiome analysis. But how do we ensure the sample collection ...
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