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Forsyth launches new Forsyth Oral Microbiome Core (FOMC)

The Forsyth Institute is now offering Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) and comprehensive data analyses and interpretation for 16S rRNA gene amplicon sequences and other big data sequence applications through the new Forsyth Oral Microbiome Core (FOMC).

Analyses of previously obtained sequences are also offered. Many investigators are familiar with the Human Oral Microbe Identification using Next Generation Sequencing (HOMINGS) as well as its predecessor the Human Oral Microbe Identification Microarray (HOMIM) for rapid 16S rDNA analyses of oral clinical samples. We continue in that tradition using state-of-the-art bioinformatic methodology, which will provide the best possible taxa identification.

Dr. Bruce Paster (, an internationally known oral microbiome researcher, is the director of FOMC and Dr. George Chen (, director of Forsyth Bioinformatics Core, is a well-known bioinformatic specialist in oral microbiome research. The primary focus of the FOMC involves the microbial analysis of samples derived from the human oral cavity, however analyses of samples from all human, animal, and environmental sites are also available.

Visit the Forsyth Oral Microbiome Core (FOMC) website to learn more.

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