• There seems to be a trend amongst millennials today that has its roots in a simpler time, the need for “happy” food. What do I mean by “happy” food? Well, food that is harvested from grass-fed cows and free-range chickens, food that is organic, food that is hormone free, and food that is harvested from […]

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  •   Hiraoka et al. describe that lasting microbial affects documented subsequent to the Indian Ocean tsunami of December, 26 2004. Where previous studies, such as those focusing on the aforementioned tsunami, have only taken advantage of 16s rRNA sequencing, Hiraoka et al. made the decision to look at the microbial population structure via 16s rRNA […]

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  • Researchers from the University of Puerto Rico in conjunction with faculty from California Polytechnic State University have expanded the knowledge of the human microbiome of ancient cultures by characterizing endogenous retroviruses in coprolites. In today’s culture, the human microbiome has become an expanding area of research and what affects the microbiome can have on gastrointestinal conditions such […]

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  •         It is well known that scientists have been interested in studying the transcriptome of organisms since the popularization of microarrays. However, a major drawback of transcriptome analysis utilizing microarray technology is the requirement that the target of interest must already be mapped. The introduction of Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) has been able […]

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  •             As technology progresses, so does the curiosity of scientific minds around the globe. As more and more scientists shift from traditional DNA sequencing methods to massively parallel DNA sequencing, the new discoveries are increasing at an exponential rate. Such discoveries come with the popularization of chromatin immunoprecipitation sequencing or ChIP-Seq. […]

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  • Tweet-tweet! Nowadays, Twitter is not merely a social-network. It has become a must-read source of real-time industry news and information with regular updates, news and discussions from the leading minds of today. The advent of Twitter has allowed for folks to have real-time conversations with thought leaders across the field. An upcoming researcher in genomics […]

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  • What consists of microbial communities analysis? Microbiome and microbiota explain the collective genomes of the microorganisms that inhabit an environmental niche or the microorganisms themselves. Microbiota are the microorganisms present within a particular environment. The approach to describe microbial diversity relies on analyzing the gene diversity 16S ribosomal RNA (16S rRNA) through next-generation sequencing. The […]

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  • Scientists are now able to elucidate the microbiome of human diseases, agricultural and other natural, environments. Especially at MR DNA Lab, scientists are dedicated to microbiome research. Their method development has opened doors to research around the world. This initiative is one component of the MR DNA program and constitutes a major NIH effort to […]

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  • Organic molecules are classified in four classes: carbs, lipids, proteins, and last but not least nucleic acids. There are two principle nucleic acids, ribonucleic acid (RNA) and deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA). DNA is a double polymer of nucleotides, whereas RNA is only once strand. RNA strands are substantially shorter than DNA. The reason why DNA strands […]

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