The world as we all know it changed dramatically in the early months of 2020 with the onset of COVID-19. With business closures and hospital overloads occurring around the globe, researchers felt the urge to find solutions to the evolving pandemic.
Large-scale human microbiota studies have generated key insights into a variety of disease processes, including cardiovascular disease, carcinogenesis, diabetes, hypertension, and inflammatory bowel disease.
With the advent of microbiome studies, stool sample collection and preservation have been highlighted as key steps in ensuring microbiome authenticity. Freezing at -80°C has been widely accepted as the gold standard for stool sample storage in a variety of research and clini