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Dragons and their Microbiomes - really


By: Jonathan Eisen

OK so I love Komodo dragons.  I love microbes and microbiomes.  And I am an editor at mSystems.  So yes I am biased in all sorts of ways about this paper.  So with that caveat - I think this is definitely worth a look: The Oral and Skin Microbiomes of Captive Komodo Dragons Are Significantly Shared…

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Wish I were going: ISME-International Society for Microbial Ecology - Aug 21-26 #ISME16


By: Jonathan Eisen

Sadly I am not able to go to this this year but it looks really good.  21-26 August 2016 | ISME-International Society for Microbial Ecology. Lots of great sessions and speakers.  Follow along via Twitter hashtag #ISME16. #ISME16 Tweets

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The Jefferson Memorialome? The Jeffersonome? The Jefferson Microbiome? A biofilm by any other name…


By: Jonathan Eisen

Who wants a new project?  Seems like they could use some microbiology of the built environment experts to provide additional help on this one:  Officials fret as fungi, algae and bacteria leave growing stains on hallowed stone. Source: A grimy, black biofilm is starting to cover the Jefferson Memorial, and it can’t be killed -…

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Today & tomorrow - live webcast - Standards for Microbiome Measurements @NIST


By: Jonathan Eisen

Definitely worth checking this out. NIST is running a meeting on Standards for Microbiome Measurements From the site: This workshop will seek input on defining reference materials, reference data and reference methods for human microbiome community measurements. This workshop is sponsored by NIST and NIH's National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and the Human Microbiome…

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