You and Your Microbiome – Part 2

Global Obesity Epidemic is Linked to Gut Microbiome DNA Sequence-Based Microbiomes Accurately Associate with Obesity Blue Agave Margaritas Contain Beneficial Gut Microbes Investments in Microbiome-based Therapies on the Rise, but is there Hype? Last August, my post entitled Meet Your … Continue reading

Meet Your Microbiome: The Other Part of You

Like it or not, and for better or worse, next-generation sequencing is revealing that you and your bacterial microbiome have an inextricable biological relationship. “RePOOPulating” the gut:  a clinical study of “synthetic stool” as a better alternative to fecal transplant. … Continue reading

Three Takeaways from the 3rd Next-Generation Sequencing Conference

Exciting potential of direct sequencing of modified DNA  Small holes with big promise but bigger challenges  Paleogenomics:  sequencing ancient DNA—how old can you go?  Sometimes small scientific meetings have big impacts on one’s impressions, which was certainly my experience at … Continue reading