• Tweet-tweet! Nowadays, Twitter is not merely a social-network. It has become a must-read source of real-time industry news and information with regular updates, news and discussions from the leading minds of today. The advent of Twitter has allowed for folks to have real-time conversations with thought leaders across the field. An upcoming researcher in genomics […]

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  • Microbiome and microbiota explain the collective genomes of the microorganisms that inhabit an environmental niche or the microorganisms themselves. Micobiota are the microorganisms present within a particular environment. The approach to describe microbial diversity relies on analyzing the gene diversity 16S ribosomal RNA (16S rRNA) through next-generation sequencing. The “S” in 16S rRNA genes survey […]

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  • Scientists are now able to elucidate the microbiome of human diseases, agricultural and other natural, environments. Especially at MR DNA Lab, scientists are dedicated to microbiome research. Their method development has opened doors to research around the world. This initiative is one component of the MR DNA program and constitutes a major NIH effort to […]

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  • Organic molecules are classified in four classes: carbs, lipids, proteins, and last but not least nucleic acids. There are two principle nucleic acids, ribonucleic acid (RNA) and deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA). DNA is a double polymer of nucleotides, whereas RNA is only once strand. RNA strands are substantially shorter than DNA. The reason why DNA strands […]

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  • With over 200 million users, Twitter has emerged as a viable medium for determining influence in many fields – including the field of science. Scientists from all over the world are taking to Twitter to spread the ideas and information to followers. Social media teams, like the one at MR DNA Lab, have added Twitter […]

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  • A DNA strand is prepared by cutting the sample into small fragmented pieces (Fig 1). Attached to the ends of these fragments are oligonucleotide adaptors (Fig 2). These allow the fragments to individually attach to primer-coated beads. The goal is to have one fragment per bead. Amplification essentially copies fragments on each bead (Fig 3). […]

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  •   Borrelia Burgdorferi is a bacteria of the spirochete class of the genus Borrelia often associated with infections of Lyme disease. Borrelia Burgdorferi was one of the first bacteria to have it’s genome sequenced and contains 853 genes and 910,725 base pairs.(1) The use of genetics and the sequencing of B. Burgdorferi has helped scientists […]

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