Press Release: Microbiome Insights publishes a comprehensive microbiome study guide to help researchers plan and conduct studies

Vancouver, BC -- Microbiome Insights Inc., a leading global provider of end-to-end services for microbiome DNA sequencing, including state-of-the-art bioinformatic analysis, has recently published the "How to Plan and Conduct a Microbiome Study" guide. The publication's goal is to support...

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Statement from Microbiome Insights on Racism

“I can’t breathe.” Those words have haunted me since watching the video of George Floyd being slowly choked to death by Minneapolis police officers in broad daylight. It is impossible to witness this brutal murder of a defenseless man and remain silent.

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PRESS RELEASE: Microbiome Insights recognized for the fourth consecutive year in list of BC’s top emerging life sciences companies

VANCOUVER, CANADA – April 15, 2020 Microbiome Insights is honoured to be featured in the 2020 Life Science Ready to Rocket list by the management consulting firm Rocket Builders. "Ready to Rocket" is a unique business recognition list that selects technology companies with the greatest potential...

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Message on Covid-19 from Microbiome Insights

With each new day, our team is learning more about the impact of the global COVID-19 pandemic and is working hard to adapt to the changes. We recognize what’s at stake and are taking all precautions to safeguard our employees, including following the recommended guidelines from the CDC, and the...

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New paper challenges microbiome researchers to critically examine causality, including how animal-model results apply to humans

Differences in the gut microbiome are being linked with more and more types of chronic diseases. Everything from immune disorders to mental health conditions are showing some link to alterations in the microbiome, with great anticipation that the research may reveal how the gut microbiome plays a...

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New review publication: Do soil microbes ultimately contribute to climate change, or mitigate it?

The multitudes of microbes living within soil are massive players in global carbon levels, as collectively they are responsible for the cycling of huge amounts of organic carbon. The soil microbiome can both produce and consume greenhouses gases, which makes it an extremely important factor in the...

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PRESS RELEASE: Microbiome Insights launches new shallow shotgun sequencing service

VANCOUVER, CANADA – October 25, 2019 Accurate information on microbiome function and high-resolution taxonomy is very valuable for microbiome studies—but the high cost of shotgun metagenomic sequencing can be a barrier. Now Microbiome Insights, a global leader in microbiome analysis, gives clients...

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Microbiome Insights workshop brings Emory University researchers up to date on latest methods for microbiome analysis

The Microbiome Insights team was pleased to visit Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing on Emory University campus in August to lead a 2-day workshop on methods for microbiome analysis: both 16S rRNA gene sequencing and shotgun metagenomics. With a growing awareness that microbiome analysis may...

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New study helps disentangle gut microbiome signature of obesity versus type 2 diabetes

Obesity and type 2 diabetes (T2D) often occur together, and metabolic disease is linked to alterations in the gut microbiome but the changes associated uniquely with obesity versus T2D have been unclear. However, data now show that obesity along with medications and supplements like...

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Experts publish summary on microbiome contributions to age-related diseases and possible interventions to support healthy aging

Rapidly aging populations and the increasing prevalence of age-related diseases are issues facing many societies. While aging is a complex and not fully understood process, the microbiome and diet are receiving attention as potential ways to support healthy aging.

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