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Great summary of the state of studies of "Microbiomes of Indoor Environments" studies


By: Jonathan Eisen

There is a really nice new paper out in mSystems (full disclosure - I am on the Board of Editors of the journal).  The paper is from Brent Stephens and sums up a recent presentation of his.  See  What Have We Learned about the Microbiomes of Indoor Environments? Abstract: The advent and application of high-throughput…

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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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