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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 precision medicine conferences in the world, Precision Medicine World ...
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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 population is now working from home, while businesses and institutions are ...
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The importance of incorporating metabolomics into your microbiome research

Metabolomics is important in understanding systems biology and clinical research regarding various diseases. [1] According to an article in BioTechniques,
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Fecal sample extraction tips to ensure the best sequencing results

Dr. Carolyn Compton, former director of the OBBR National Cancer Institute, said
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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 Genotek’s parent company, OraSure, acquired both CoreBiome and Diversigen. ...
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4 must read microbiome research studies from 2019

There have been a number of interesting microbiome research projects published in the past year. New trending topics such as, skin microbiome, metabolomics, canine gut ...
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Standardization in microbiome measurements: considerations from sampling to analysis

UPDATE: On May 12, 2020, CoreBiome rebranded as Diversigen Inc. From sample collection to analysis, the ability to snapshot the microbial community and accurately analyze the ...
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PREdiCCt: the largest study on predicting IBD disease flare

This week, I interviewed Dr. Charlie Lees and Lee Murphy, investigators for the PREdiCCt Study (Prognostic effect of environmental factors in Crohn’s and Colitis). PREdiCCt is ...
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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 an extensive history with RNA research for our podcast, Molecules, Microbes ...
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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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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 Snapshot, you are likely aware that our parent company, OraSure, recently acquired ...
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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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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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