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Is there a new gold-standard for gut microbiome stool collection?

The “gold standard” for gut microbiome studies has traditionally been a fresh stool sample that was immediately processed or immediately frozen at -20ºC or -80ºC. However in ...
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Canine gut microbiome – An interview with Dr. Kelly Swanson

“The importance of gut microbiome on host health has been known for decades, but traditional methods made it difficult to study the bacteria and their relationship with the ...
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Multiomics experimental design and computational analysis – discussion panel at TMC

At the Translational Microbiome Conference (TMC) in Boston this May, a discussion panel, moderated by DNA Genotek’s Aaron Del Duca, covered the new and expanding field of ...
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Cold chain stool sample collection: A series of unfortunate events (part 2/3)

Most people consider the nature of collecting fecal samples unpleasant and inconvenient. One of the challenges for the researcher conducting a gut microbiome study, is to ...
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Cold chain stool sample collection: a series of unfortunate events (Part 1/3)

In this first of a three-part blog series, I am delving into the topic of cold-chain stool collection and transportation. I will explore the challenges of collection and ...
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A look ahead for the microbiome industry: An interview with Dr. Dan Knights

We recently introduced readers of The Microbiome Snapshot to our sister company, CoreBiome, a privately-held, Minnesota-based microbiome analysis company that accelerates ...
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Enabling big data and good data at the same time: The microbiome challenges CoreBiome was built to solve

As a reader of The Microbiome Snapshot, you are likely aware that we recently acquired CoreBiome, a privately-held, Minnesota-based microbiome services provider that ...
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Collect and stabilize gut microbiota samples from IBD patients undergoing dysbiosis

In human gut microbiome studies, the logistics of immediately freezing and transporting collected stool samples on dry ice is not always feasible - especially with at-home ...
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Varinos Inc. – Q&A with a Japanese biotech start-up

Readers of The Microbiome Snapshot know that we love to interview our customers and share what they learn from their research and clinical projects. Varinos Inc., an innovative ...
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Microbiome research trends & highlights – interview with Aaron Del Duca

We had the opportunity to sit down with Aaron Del Duca, our VP Technology and Microbiome Program Lead to discuss a few trends in the microbiome field he’s most excited about. ...
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