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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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Optimize Microbiome Sample Collection
An Optimized User Experience for Microbiome Research
DNA Genotek Inc. | Sep 20, 2021 | 1 min read
An all-in-one system simplifies stool collection and stabilizes DNA for microbiome profile analysis.
Gene Exchange Among Gut Bacteria Is Linked to Industrialization
Catherine Offord | Mar 31, 2021 | 5 min read
A study of human populations around the world detects differing rates of horizontal gene transfer in the microbiome depending on what kind of society those people live in.
SEC Charges uBiome Founders with Defrauding Investors
Catherine Offord | Mar 23, 2021 | 2 min read
The microbiome-testing company made misleading claims about its prospects and about its business strategy, which allegedly relied on fooling doctors into ordering unnecessary tests, according to the US government.
A Citizen Scientist Makes Her Mark in Microbiome Research
Amy Schleunes | Jun 1, 2020 | 5 min read
The BioCollective, a company that transforms whole stool samples into microbial metadata, is developing the US’s first national microbiome reference material.
FDA to Regulate Fecal Transplants
Dan Cossins | May 21, 2013 | 2 min read
From now on, US physicians and researchers will have to get approval from the FDA before they can perform a stool transplant.
Repoopulation Remedy
Beth Marie Mole | Jan 9, 2013 | 1 min read
Transplanting synthetic stool made of beneficial microbes cures deadly diarrheal infections in two patients.
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