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Macrogen Microbiome

Advances in Microbiome Diagnostics

Introduction The organisms that are a part of our normal biology are essential for our survival and well-being. The genetic material of these organisms collectively makes up the human microbiome. However, there are many scientists that use the term microbiome interchangeably with microbiota (the actual normal microorganism in a particular environment, such as the human body). For the purposes of this article, microbiome will be reserved for indicating the total…

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Dr. Michael Snyder: Interpretation of Whole Genome Sequencing in Clinics

Whole genome sequencing (WGS) is a service that has held a lot of promise for the clinical and personalized medicine world. Having treatments and regiments that were specific to your own unique needs is something that many are striving to achieve based off of WGS findings. Dr. Snyder and his colleagues, such as Frederick E. Dewey, MD, Jason D. Merker, MD, PhD, and Atul J. Butte, MD, PhD, et. al. held a study with 12 participants…

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Ebola Outbreak Leaves Behind Genome Sequences

On August 28, 2014, researchers from Harvard University and the Broad Institute released a report that sequences and analyzes the genomes from the recent outbreak of the Ebola virus in Sierra Leone.   Stephen Gire and Pardis Sabeti of Harvard and the Broad Institute led the collaborative effort of more than 50 co-authors. The research is based on examples of the virus from 78 people who were diagnosed with Ebola…

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Human Whole Genome Sequencing

Human Whole Genome Sequencing Whole genome sequencing or full genome sequencing is a field of study that has proven to be quite critical to the average person. The number of discoveries found through sequencing is rapidly growing by the day.   Of the many applications for genome sequencing, one of the largest is for research. This might apply to finding links between certain genes and the susceptibility to having certain…

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