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Genetic Analysis co-develops HumGut

Norwegian molecular diagnostics specialist, Genetic Analysis has announced that the first publication from the HumGut microbiome database has appeared in the journal Microbiome. HumGut comprises a collection of about 30,000 genomes, covering the broad diversity of bacterial genomes found in the human gut. Unique to HumGut is that the genome collection has been filtered towards nearly 6000 metagenomes from healthy humans, classifying on average 95% of all metagenome reads and making it superior to all other genome collections, states the company in a press release. A milestone With a 95 % classification accuracy, HumGut has reached the milestone of being able to serve as a reference in these developments, the scientists state. "GA and NMBU envisage HumGut being used for meta-studies of the human gut in order to make new discoveries about the relationship between the microbiota and diseases." GA and NMBU envisage HumGut being used for meta-studies of the human gut in order to make new discoveries about the relationship between the microbiota and diseases. To facilitate this, the database will be made publicly available for any kind of research within the gut microbiome eco-system. “GA is proud to be an active participant of this important collaboration work with NMBU. To map and unlock the genes present in a healthy gut is instrumental for developing new diagnostics and better treatment regimes. GA will actively use this powerful search engine and database to identify novel gut signatures which we can plug onto our GA-map technology platform in order to develop new innovative diagnostic markers within the microbiome field," says Ronny Hermansen, CEO, Genetic Analysis. Photo: iStock
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