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Matthieu Groussin sits with three other people on stools in front of a low table, on which there are several bowls of food. Another person stands above Groussin spooning something into a bowl.
Q&A: Gathering Diverse Microbiome Samples
Cofounders of a microbiome biobank speak with The Scientist about their new partnership with nonprofit OpenBiome and how to ethically work with donors.
Q&A: Gathering Diverse Microbiome Samples
Q&A: Gathering Diverse Microbiome Samples

Cofounders of a microbiome biobank speak with The Scientist about their new partnership with nonprofit OpenBiome and how to ethically work with donors.

Cofounders of a microbiome biobank speak with The Scientist about their new partnership with nonprofit OpenBiome and how to ethically work with donors.

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New Ebola Case Confirmed in DRC Months After Previous Outbreak
Chloe Tenn | Oct 11, 2021 | 3 min read
Ebola virus was detected in samples from a child who died last week, the World Health Organization and Democratic Republic of the Congo’s Ministry of Health announce.
the World Health Organization headquarters building
BioHub Network Aims to Advance Sharing of Pathogens for Research
Shawna Williams | Jun 6, 2021 | 5 min read
The World Health Organization–led program will promote equity in addition to facilitating access to samples, a WHO official involved in the project tells The Scientist.
a photo of ampules stored in wire racks
Scripps Acquires Pfizer’s Massive Microbial Library
Jef Akst | Jan 9, 2020 | 5 min read
The East Coast campus of the research institute received shipments of freeze-dried or frozen samples of more than 210,000 microbial strains, which scientists plan to mine for potentially useful natural products.
Live Cell Extractions
Ruth Williams | Oct 1, 2017 | 3 min read
Nanostraws that collect specimens from cells without killing them allow for repeated sampling.
Limber LIMS
Nicholette Zeliadt | Jan 1, 2013 | 7 min read
Using laboratory information management systems (LIMS) to automate and streamline laboratory tasks: three case studies
New Genome Resource
Edyta Zielinska | Jul 11, 2012 | 1 min read
Members of the Personal Genome Project have created software aimed at helping researchers tease apart genetic differences between individuals.
Opinion: Occupy Science?
Krishanu Saha and J. Benjamin Hurlbut | Jan 24, 2012 | 3 min read
Biomedical research can learn from citizen science, which is grounded in strong relationships with study participants.
Campaign Fights Lab Sloppiness
Jef Akst | Sep 28, 2011 | 2 min read
"Scientists Against Sample Abuse" aims to raise awareness about the importance of consistency when it comes to handling biological samples.
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