Altered microbiome composition in individuals with fibromyalgia

This summer has also been very special for C3G’s metagenome specialist Emmanuel Gonzalez with a publication in Painhighlighting a strong potential link between the microbiome and fibromyalgia, a terrible and elusive disorder affecting a large fraction of the population. This study drew quite a nice amount of media attention, notably from theMontreal Gazetteand the CBC. We are very proud to say that through Emmanuel, C3G provided first-rate analysis services for experimental design, species identification, statistical analysis, machine learning and finally for working hand-in-hand with Drs. Minerbi and Brereton on biological interpretation. Importantly, Emmanuel’s applied ANCHOR here, a method he also
published earlier this year, which enables the identification of microbial species at a resolution higher than for other common 16S sequencing data analysis methods.

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