In our latest paper published in the Microbiome Journal, we propose a way to improve the speed, sensitivity and accuracy of what’s known as microbial functional profiling – determining what microbes in a specific environment are capable of.
When the first bacterial genome was sequenced in 1995, it was impossible to imagine the new ways that humans would put microbes to work in service of food safety and security. But today, big data can be paired with microbial sequencing to monitor the microbial ecosystem of food and detect potential threats, transforming the field […]
It’s becoming increasingly clear that our health is influenced by our personal complement of microbes – our microbiome. Awareness of the microbiome has grown in leaps and bounds thanks to the massive capacity of scientific instruments that read the DNA of microbes. But many fundamental questions about microbes remain unanswered, even questions that seem like […]