Tolerating Intolerances: Life with a sensitive stomach

Introduction In search of data to add to our Microbiome collection, we have recently attended several events where researchers mentioned the connection of gut microbiota with human health and disease. This has been particularly useful in understanding how a microbiota-friendly diet can play a significant ...

Microbiome Forum in Amsterdam: some glimpses

Introduction As part of the Repositive team, I have recently attended the Microbiome forum in Amsterdam, that brought together academic, clinical and industrial researchers as well as business developers. In her previous post, Charlotte has already explained why studying microbiome is becoming more and more ...

What we didn't know about Cuba: interview with Prof Rolando Rodriguez

After a successful two weeks' visit earlier this year, the Repositive team welcomes back Prof Rolando Rodriguez this week for a further two months. Prof Rolando Rodriguez is leading the creation of Cuba’s national eHealth infrastructure - as a reference project for the WHO ...

dbGaP asks for users' feedback

The database of Genotypes and Phenotypes (dbGaP) is one of NIH's central data sharing tools for human genomic data. It provides two types of access - open and controlled - in order to allow broad release of non-sensitive data, while providing oversight and investigator accountability ...

Biobanks as genomic data sources

Introduction At Repositive, we are always interested in new sources of human genomic data. The idea to explore biobanks as potential sources came up in July 2015 at the HandsOn Biobanks conference, where many biobanks mentioned that they have sequencing data or plan to have ...