Genetic Analysis Co-develops HumGut – The world’s first complete database of reference genomes

Molecular diagnostics specialist, Genetic Analysis AS (GA) today
announced the first publication from the comprehensive HumGut microbiome database has
appeared in the leading scientific journal Microbiome. HumGut comprises a collection of
about 30,000 genomes, covering the broad diversity of bacterial genomes found in the
human gut. Unique to HumGut is that the genome collection has been filtered towards
nearly 6000 metagenomes from healthy humans, classifying on average 95% of all
metagenome reads and making it superior to all other genome collections. This work is
funded by the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) and GA with support from the
Research Council of Norway through an Industrial PhD program.

GA is proud to be an active participant of this important collaborative work with NMBU. To map and unlock the genes present in a healthy gut is instrumental for developing new diagnostics and better treatment regimes.