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Human microbiome predicts age

Researchers have evaluated the ability of the oral, gut and skin (palm and forehead) microbiomes in predicting age in adults. […]

Metatranscriptomic analysis of COVID-19 patients show disrupted airway microbiome

A team of researchers have conducted a metatranscriptomic characterisation study of patients with COVID-19 and found specific immune-associated host transcriptional […]

A molecular connection between the gut microbiome, genetics and memory has been established

The role the microbiome plays in human health has long been studied, but recent studies have been elucidating that it […]

First gene catalogue of human vaginal microbiome created

The catalogue, Human Vaginal Non-Redundant gene catalogue (VIRGO), has been released publicly and can be used to facilitate an in-depth understanding of how the vaginal micro-organisms affect women’s health

Does your microbiome give away your age?

A collaborative US and Chinese study has found that the microbial communities present on our skin and in our mouths can predict your age, within a margin of several years. Additionally, they found a loss of key bacterial species in older participants, suggesting a potential anti-aging target.

FoG 2020 Presentation Laura Cunningham, DNA Genotek: Tools and Techniques to Accelerate Microbiome Discovery

Laura Cunningham, Product Manager at DNA Genotek spoke at the Festival of Genomics 2020.

Genomic Epidemiology: The Modern-day Hunt for Malicious Microbes

In this new age of genomic epidemiology, so-called “Microbe Hunters” are combining whole genome sequencing technology with epidemiological data. This […]

Gut microbiota predicts Crohn’s disease state

Researchers have revealed the potential usage of cytometric fingerprints of gut microbiota as a diagnostic tool to predict Crohn’s disease […]

Let’s talk about colon cancer

The recent passing of actor and role model, Chadwick Boseman, from colon cancer has shocked the nation. This shock seems […]

Long-term antibiotic use and risks to mental health

Researchers at Xi’an Jiaotong University, China, have explored the role of long-term antibiotic use in early life and risk to […]