Microbiome/Microbiology

Fecal samples

Tips for storing and transporting fecal samples

QIAGEN receives so many questions about DNA and RNA isolation from stool! One of the most frequently asked questions is how to store fecal samples for shipping and for further processing. Since storage conditions are a key component of DNA-based microbial community analysis methods, we will share the best methods with you. We consulted a… Read article →


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Cleaning up dirty DNA

QIAGEN is cleaning up… DNA and RNA that is. With the addition of the DNeasy and RNeasy PowerClean Pro Cleanup Kits to our portfolio, we thought it would be a great time to discuss how cleanup kits work and when it is appropriate to use one. Cleanup kits take dirty nucleic acids and remove contaminants… Read article →




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Power in numbers – collective antibiotic resistance

For over 70 years, antibiotics have been a critical component of the arsenal used by healthcare providers to combat bacterial infections worldwide (1). Antibiotic use has become so prevalent that over 70 billion doses were consumed globally in 2010 (1). Due to the widespread use of antibiotics, some bacteria have developed antibiotic resistance and become… Read article →