Monthly Archives: August 2020

Gut Microbiota and Unhealthy Aging

Contributed by Carol Huang, Sr. Research Specialist                      @BartWeimersLab The equilibrium of gut microbiota is fundamental to our health. The gut microbiota composition established at birth which changes with aging, diet, health condition and other factors.  As growing up the dynamic nature of gut microbiota getting […]

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Where is the metadata?

Contributed by DJ Darwin Bandoy, PhD Candidate One distinguishing feature of this pandemic is the rapid release of whole genome sequencing data. These sequences are usually uploaded in public databases with minimal accompanying metadata. While dates and geographic origin are useful for creation of phylogenetic analysis, further sophisticated analysis requires more metadata, particularly associated with […]

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