Methods for More Accurate Microbiome Studies Could Impact Future Therapeutic Use | GenomeWeb

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Researchers at the University of Minnesota took on the task of systematically analyzing biases in common methods for microbiome studies and developed a new set of "best practices" that could affect the therapeutic use of the microbiome.

In a study published online yesterday in Nature Biotechnology, the team documented four steps that labs can take to improve 16s ribosomal RNA amplicon-based marker gene surveys of microbial communities.

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