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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The foot is home to some of the most diverse and variable fungal communities on the human body, a new skin microbiome study suggests.

"[Y]our feet are teeming with fungal diversity, so wear your flip flops in locker rooms if you don’t want to mix your foot fungi with someone else’s fungi," the National Human Genome Research Institute's Julie Segre, co-senior author on the study, said in a statement.

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Oct
23
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This webinar will illustrate how single-cell methylation sequencing can be applied to gain significant insight into epigenetic heterogeneity in disease states, advancing cancer research discoveries. 

Oct
31
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This webinar will provide an overview of how the Center for Applied Genomics at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia has optimized its next-generation sequencing (NGS) workflow using a combination of PerkinElmer's Sciclone automation technology and target capture chemistry from Twist Bioscience.