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.

Getting to the gut of it - Webinar synopsis

4-Mnute Read - November 2, 2021
Chiraz Guessaier, PhD Nov 02, 2021

The scoop on poop: How much is enough sample?

Stool collection is a sensitive, but necessary, topic in microbiome studies; as gut microbiome resea...
Charles Harkness Aug 13, 2021

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

Case study: Canine fecal sample stabilization and collection comparison

Today, the term “fecal microbiome” is widely used by dieticians, physicians, and microbiome companie...
Katherine Lawless Oct 06, 2020

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 ...
Katherine Lawless Oct 16, 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

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 collectio...
Ali Acar Apr 09, 2019

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 o...
Erin Carpenter Aug 09, 2018

Choosing the best DNA extraction method in human gut microbiome community profiling

A critical component to any human gut microbiome study is the ability to accurately represent the ‘t...
Erin Carpenter Jul 30, 2018

Designing large-scale gut microbiome studies - 10 essential considerations

With a growing number of research studies showing associations between the gut microbiome and diseas...
Erin Carpenter Jun 12, 2018

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-...
Erin Carpenter Apr 06, 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

Large population study highlights successful stool collection for microbiome analyses

The human microbiome is one of the hottest topics of interest in the scientific community. The micro...
Lisa Gamwell Sep 21, 2017

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...
Lisa Gamwell Jun 12, 2017

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 i...
Megan McGrath Feb 15, 2017

The importance of quality pre-analytical factors and their impact on microbiome analysis

Since the completion of the Human Microbiome Project (HMP), the number of microbiome focused researc...
Lisa Gamwell Aug 15, 2016

What could you do with 60 days of sample stability?

Collecting fecal samples is not an easy task. Problems can arise during every step of the process, f...
Laura Payne Jul 14, 2016

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