Second Genome Presents Preclinical Research on the Impact of the Microbiome on C. difficile Infection

November 2, 2012, San Bruno, CA

Second Genome announced today new research demonstrating the impact that commensal or healthy bacteria have on the ability of the gut microbiome, the diverse population of microbes that inhabit the intestinal flora, to prevent against C. difficile infection. Preclinical data demonstrated a correlation between time from disruption to restoration of the microbiome and the ability for C. difficile to grow. These findings suggest that promotion of growth and rehabilitation of the gut microbiome may help close the window of susceptibility to C. difficileinfection.

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Second Genome Announces Human Microbiome Project Publications

June 13, 2012, San Bruno, CA

Second Genome is pleased to highlight co-authorship by Todd DeSantis, Second Genome co-founder and Director of Bioinformatics, on Structure, Function and Diversity of the Healthy Human Microbiome and A Framework for Human Microbiome Research, part of a collection of papers from the Human Microbiome Project (HMP) to be published in the June 14th issue of the journal Nature.

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Second Genome Announces Expansion of Scientific Advisory Board

March 31, 2012, San Bruno, CA

Second Genome today announced the expansion of our Scientific Advisory Board. Our preeminent board of leaders in the genomic technologies and microbiome space now includes: Dr. Gary Andersen, Dr. Martin Blaser, Dr. Michael Fischbach, Dr. Susan Lynch, Dr. Pankaj Jay Pasricha, Dr. David Relman, and Dr. Justin Sonnenburg.

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