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Norgen scientists examining a stool collection and preservation tube
Zakaria Haj-Ahmad

Multilocus sequence typing (MLST) is considered the gold standard method for population analyses of bacteria, fungi, and protists.

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Norgen research scientist holding a Norgen Stool Isolation Kit
Jason Perez

As researchers and clinicians delve into the gut with a multi-omics approach, multiple aspects of the gut microbiome are considered. For example, the microbial genome, transcriptome, and metabolites for the entire microbial community are profiled.

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close up of liquid dripping from pipette into column
Iva Laska

Isaac Newton famously said, “If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.” However, what if said giants weren't looking in the right direction? 

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NGS technician
Indira Castillo

For the past several years, there has been evolving evidence that alteration in gene expression of microRNAs (miRNAs) is associated with several diseases, including human malignancies such as prostate cancer (PCa). 

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centrifuge tubes in ice
Lea Milkin

Containing trillions of microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, and fungi, the gut microbiome contains the largest population of microbes in the human body.

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scientist holding urine collection tube
Iva Laska

Exosomes have become a hot topic lately in the field of molecular medicine. In 2020, a group of scientists from Mexico became the first to discover placental exosomes in the urine of patients with gestational diabetes.

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cfDNA in tube
Ben Abraham

Cell-free DNA (cfDNA) refers to all circulating DNA present in the bloodstream which may originate from apoptotic cells as a part of the natural cell turnover, from cancer cells or fetal cells.

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mand and woman's hands clinking icewine glasses
Mohamed Mahrouse

Icewine is a signature sweet dessert wine that is widely distributed in cold regions; it is produced through the fermentation of juice from pressed frozen grapes

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silhouettes of people running on a beach at sunset
Nour Noaman

The phrase “natural born leader” is often used to describe those among us with a tendency to dominate, boss, and—put simply—win in life. 

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artist rendering green microbes
Jason Perez

With the advent of microbiome studies, stool sample collection and preservation have been highlighted as key steps in ensuring microbiome authenticity. 

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monkeys hugging a baby monkey (cute!)
Sandy Morrison

Since its discovery in the 1980s, HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) has had a significant impact on countless lives across the world.

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Mark Whyte

Plant viruses cause the second highest losses to crop yields every year, surpassed only by fungi. 

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