Monthly Archives: October 2018

Pan-Genome Analysis with Roary

Contributed by Shawn Higdon Microbial Genomics involves the isolation of microbes from environmental samples, often times with the intent of generating a pure culture comprised by an organism of a single type of strain. While many isolation events lead to the generation of such cultures, large-scale isolation endeavors often lead to collections of banked isolates […]

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Diabetes and Gut Microbiome Study

Contributed by Carol Huang Metabolic disease diabetes and obesity have impacted quite some percentage of the population, over 600 million people in the world are obese, and over 400 million have diabetes. Type I diabetes often involves the loss of beta islet cells which produce insulin; Type II diabetes is a disorder of elevated blood […]

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