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Everyone needs their microbe art fix: 10 Ways To Boost Your Microbiota On Etsy 


By: Jonathan Eisen

Worth a look - everyone should get their Art and Microbes fix on: 10 Ways To Boost Your Microbiota On Etsy | the vexed muddler     

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Hen housing trade off study results released


By: Jonathan Eisen

Just a quick post here.  Multiple stories out about the Laying Hen Housing Research Project by the Coalition for Sustainable Egg Supply that maybe of interest. From: Hen housing trade offs: Food safety, workers and consumers | Food Safety News As it turns out, the food stores and restaurant chains promising to sell only cage-free eggs…

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QIIME 2 alpha release is now live!


By: Greg Caporaso

On the heels of our 5000th citation, the QIIME 2 alpha release is now live and ready for testing! The best way to see where we are with QIIME 2 is to watch my SciPy 2016 presentation on QIIME 2 (the slides are available here). In this talk I give a bottom-up description of QIIME…

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The Wild Life of Showerheads: Another great #CitizenMicrobiology project from ‏@RobRDunn - 


By: Jonathan Eisen

Rob Dunn is one of the true pioneers of Citizen Science and in Citizen Science projects involving microbes.  And here is another fascinating project from Dunn and colleagues. The Wild Life of Showerheads Photo by Lea Shell- Rob Dunn Lab When Anton Von Leeuwenhoek, the first microbiologist, began to study microscopic life, he did so…

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