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2015-03-05 08:30:40

Improved Sample Collection delivers Higher Quality Data HOUSTON, March 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Metanome,

2014-11-18 08:30:31

HOUSTON, Nov. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Metanome, Inc. today announced the appointment of F.

2014-10-24 16:25:46

Changing the gut microbiome to treat Clostridium difficile Infections HOUSTON, Oct.

Studying Virus-Host Interactions In The Oxygen-Starved Ocean
2014-09-17 03:02:18

For multicellular life—plants and animals—to thrive in the oceans, there must be enough dissolved oxygen in the water.

Researchers Identify Disease That May Have Plagued 700-year-old Skeleton
2014-07-15 03:40:49

European researchers have recovered a genome of the bacterium Brucella melitensis from a 700-year-old skeleton found in the ruins of a Medieval Italian village.

2014-07-07 10:23:08

Researchers from BGI, working within the Metagenomics of the Human Intestinal Tract (MetaHIT) project, and in collaboration with other institutions around the world , have established the highest quality integrated gene set for the human gut microbiome to date- a close-to-complete catalogue of the microbes that reside inside us and massively outnumber our own cells.

Dark Matter In The Biological Realm
2013-07-17 04:31:08

A hot topic in astronomy is the search for dark matter - mass that seems to dominate the Universe, yet eludes our detection. Similarly, the field of biology encounters its own "dark matter" problem.

Light Shed On British Columbia's Unseen Biodiversity With Global Survey Of Microbial 'Dark Matter'
2013-07-16 09:12:00

A landmark single-cell genomic study of microorgansims from sites across the globe is highlighting British Columbia's role as an 'oasis' of biodiversity.

2013-04-10 13:27:21

Researchers have been able to reconstruct the genome sequence of an outbreak strain of Shiga-toxigenic Escherichia coli (STEC) using metagenomics (the direct sequencing of DNA extracted from microbiologically complex samples).


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