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metagenomics

Mouth and gut are highlighted as locations for genetic material compared by scientists

Many gut microbes may originate in the mouth

Many microbes traverse the oral-gut barrier…

By Josh Tapley

Science

Looking for life using geobiology

Meet the organisers of EMBO’s first course on molecular geobiology…

By Edward Dadswell

Events

Global warfare between bacteria and fungi in soil. IMAGE: Hildebrand/Krolik in collaboration with Campbell Medical Illustration/EMBL

Understanding soil through its microbiome

First global survey of soil genomics reveals a war between fungi and bacteria…

By Iris Kruijen

Science

Metagenomics data at EMBL-EBI

Microbiomes: Our humble overlords

What's a microbiome? How on Earth do they work?…

By Mary Todd Bergman

Science

Ocean Sampling Day 2014

Capturing marine biodiversity

Data from first ever worldwide Ocean Sampling Day will be shared via EMBL-EBI resources this autumn.…

By Mary Todd Bergman

Science

Bacterial balance that keeps us healthy

The thousands of bacteria, fungi and other microbes that live in our gut are essential contributors to our good health. They break down toxins, manufacture some vitamins and essential amino acids, and form a barrier against invaders. A study published today in Nature shows that, at 3.3 million,…

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Science

Researchers establish international human microbiome consortium

Today at a meeting organised by the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Heidelberg, Germany, scientists from around the globe announced the formation of the International Human Microbiome Consortium (IHMC), an effort that will enable researchers to characterise the relationship of the…

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Lab Matters

Uncovering the secrets of the deep

The UniProt Consortium, which includes the European Molecular Biology Laboratory’s European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI), has added a new database repository for metagenomic and environmental data to its family of protein sequence databases. Metagenomics is the large-scale genomic…

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Science

Investigating the invisible life in our environment

Microorganisms make up more than a third of the Earth’s biomass. They are found in water, on land and even in our bodies, recycling nutrients, influencing the planet’s climate or causing diseases. Still, we know surprisingly little about the smallest beings that colonise Earth. A new…

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