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Standardization in microbiome measurements: considerations from sampling to analysis

From sample collection to analysis, the ability to snapshot the microbial community and accurately analyze the results is key to the success of any study. To accomplish these ...
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Setting standards in skin microbiome research

Microbiome researchers and clinicians use a variety of different methods when conducting their studies, sometimes resulting in outcomes that are not reproducible. Within recent ...
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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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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

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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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 ‘true’ microbial community present at a specific period in time or, in other ...
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DNA Genotek and the Mosaic Community Challenge: Standards

If you are a frequent reader of The Microbiome Snapshot, you know that research into the human microbiome has emerged as highly informative to our overall understanding of ...
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Standardization is the name of the game

The latest press release from the White House describing the National Microbiome Initiative (NMI) demonstrates the commitment of the government, funding agencies and the ...
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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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