“Crohn’s disease and Colitis collectively are inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). These inflammatory diseases impact the gastrointestinal tract (although not exclusively gastrointestinal tract). Most of these diseases can have an autoimmune component, particularly Crohn’s disease. Crohn’s disease can affect any part of the gastrointestinal tract anywhere from the mouth to the
Carbohydrate active enzymes (CAZymes) are responsible for modification of all carbohydrates, through both anabolic and catabolic pathways. Composed of five major classes and over 300 families and subfamilies, CAZymes play a role in all carbohydrate biochemistry and are vital for the well-being of many organisms. Plant pathogens like the white-rot fungus Dichomitus squalens, for example, require a repertoire of CAZymes to invade plant cells by breaking down the cell wall¹. In humans, the gut microbiome utilizes CAZymes to breakdown complex
Drawing meaningful conclusions from microbiome experiments requires certainty in the experimental design and subsequent analysis; appropriate statistical descriptions of the microbiome are still an emerging area of inquiry. Dr. Tonya Ward, Diversigen’s Director of Data Science & Bioinformatics has worked throughout her career to identify methods to better characterize the
2020 so far has been an interesting year for me. I started the year by attending one of the biggest precision medicine conferences in the world, Precision Medicine World Conference (PMWC). The conference covered topics including immune-oncology, biomarker diagnostics, artificial intelligence, pharmacogenomics, and data science. As a product manager supporting
Nom NomTM is not your average pet food company. In addition to delivering fresh, healthy meals for cats and dogs created by a team of veterinary nutritionists, they are using gut microbiome samples submitted by their customers to study the link between nutrition and pet health. Nom Nom partners with Diversigen to
Dr. Daryl Gohl of the University of Minnesota Genomics Center, former CSO and founder of CoreBiome and current senior advisor to Diversigen, throughout his career has developed best practices for microbiome sequencing. In August 2019, Dr. Gohl had the opportunity to present at the National Institute of Standards and Technology
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