The University of Colorado's Rob Knight and colleagues brought together 16S ribosomal RNA profiles from various human microbiomes sampled for past studies as part of their meta-analysis of these microbial communities. Using information from the QIIME database, the team saw that some subtle microbiome patterns could not be picked up across the studies owing to technical differences, among other challenges.

Get the full story

This story is free
for registered users

Registering provides access to this and other free content.

Register now.

Already have an account?
Login Now.

Related Posts

A panel at the New York Times discusses anonymity and privacy of users of 23andMe's services when access to its database is offered for research.

National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins appears before a House subcommittee to discuss his agency's budget request.

In PNAS this week: Akt3 amplification in glioma progression, Tibetan Plateau frog genome, and more.

The US Supreme Court has declined to review a decision involving the use of "inadvertently shed" DNA in a police investigation and subsequent conviction.