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Microbial measurements

News and Updates

Unusual Suspects

NIST contributes to public safety with materials that increase the confidence of first responders to detect biothreats

A Map App to Track Stem Cells

Researchers who work with stem cells have ambitious goals. Some want to cure cancer or treat heart disease. Others want

Projects and Programs

Microbiome Community Measurements

Microbial communities (microbiomes) abound everywhere, forming resilient ecological networks adapted to their environments. Research has connected the behavior

Microbial Genomic Measurements

Increasingly, high stakes decisions impacting public health and safety are being made using microbial genomic sequencing data. For example, whole genome

Publications