The Microbiome Snapshot

a blog providing new insights into Microbiome Collection and Stabilization by DNA Genotek. DNA Genotek is a subsidiary of OraSure Technologies, Inc.

A discussion of challenges and solutions for global shortages of materials for COVID-19 testing

The world is talking about the coronavirus pandemic and global health crisis we find ourselves livin...
Katherine Lawless Oct 27, 2020

A discussion about Metabolomics and the Microbiome

 “Metabolomics is the study of small molecules that are the result of metabolic processes. They are ...
Katherine Lawless Aug 28, 2020

Filling the microbiome data information gap

2020 so far has been an interesting year for me. I started the year by attending one of the biggest ...
Lisa Gamwell May 07, 2020

While social distancing, reaching donors shouldn’t be an issue

Governments and public health experts have advised almost everyone to stay home. The majority of the...
Katherine Lawless Apr 28, 2020

The importance of incorporating metabolomics into your microbiome research

Metabolomics is important in understanding systems biology and clinical research regarding various d...
Heloise Breton, PhD. Apr 21, 2020

Fecal sample extraction tips to ensure the best sequencing results

Dr. Carolyn Compton, former director of the OBBR National Cancer Institute, said
Katherine Lawless Mar 27, 2020

Industry leaders Diversigen and CoreBiome come together to support microbiome discovery

As the microbiome industry grows and evolves, so has our team of microbiome experts. In 2019, DNA Ge...
Shanda Giacomoni Feb 13, 2020

4 must read microbiome research studies from 2019

There have been a number of interesting microbiome research projects published in the past year. New...
Katherine Lawless Feb 07, 2020

Standardization in microbiome measurements: considerations from sampling to analysis

UPDATE: On May 12, 2020, CoreBiome rebranded as Diversigen Inc. From sample collection to analysis, ...
Shanda Giacomoni Dec 12, 2019

PREdiCCt: the largest study on predicting IBD disease flare

This week, I interviewed Dr. Charlie Lees and Lee Murphy, investigators for the PREdiCCt Study (Prog...
Shauna White Sep 17, 2019

The challenges and opportunities of collecting RNA for human microbiome studies

I recently had the opportunity to interview Jean Macklaim, a Bioinformatician at DNA Genotek who has...
Shauna White Sep 09, 2019

Multiomics experimental design and computational analysis – discussion panel at TMC

At the Translational Microbiome Conference (TMC) in Boston this May, a discussion panel, moderated b...
Katherine Lawless Jun 06, 2019

Enabling big data and good data at the same time: The microbiome challenges CoreBiome was built to solve

UPDATE: On May 12, 2020, CoreBiome rebranded as Diversigen Inc. As a reader of The Microbiome Snapsh...
Shauna White Mar 04, 2019

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 Lea...
Erin Carpenter Sep 25, 2018

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 selec...
Shauna White Mar 21, 2018

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