Latest Metagenomics Stories

Image 1 - Massive, Complex Projects For DOE JGI 2012 Community Sequencing Program
2011-11-04 03:07:12

According to roadside signs, the number of burgers served has eclipsed the billion mark, while the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Joint Genome Institute (JGI) will now serve up trillions of nucleotides of information from scores of newly-selected projects geared to feed the data-hungry worldwide research community.

2011-10-11 09:15:53

World class scientist Professor Willem M. de Vos will explain next Monday how the microbes that are closest to our hearts – gut microbes – could underpin a new way of thinking about human biology.

2011-09-01 16:57:09

Understanding the flow and processing of carbon in the world's oceans, which cover 70 percent of Earth's surface, is central to understanding global climate cycles, with many questions remaining unanswered.

2011-08-02 19:30:00

The Alkek Center for Metagenomics and Microbiome Research at Baylor College of Medicine, under the direction of Dr. Joseph Petrosino, builds on local expertise in the study of how the microbiota that colonize the human body (the microbiome) impact health and disease.

2011-07-06 07:53:34

Prospecting for new and unusual cellulose-digesting enzymes for biofuels production.

2011-07-05 14:20:45

To understand how methane is produced in livestock, an international team of scientists including researchers at Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) and the DOE Joint Genome Institute collaborated to sequence the microbial communities inside the Tammar wallaby, a plant-eating marsupial related to the familiar kangaroo whose digestive system has been compared to that of ruminants such as cows and sheep.

2011-06-22 00:00:33

Software delivers genome center results in variant detection and metagenomic analysis of next generation sequencing (NGS) data. Provides unparalleled speed and sensitivity in comprehensive pipelines while supporting Illumina, Complete Genomics and Roche 454.

2011-05-11 08:18:25

Scientists use new imaging technique to reveal complex microbial interactions.

2011-04-20 21:28:25

"The three gut types can explain why the uptake of medicines and nutrients varies from person to person," says bioinformatician Jeroen Raes of the VIB and Vrije Universiteit Brussel, one of the two lead researchers in the study.