The Microbiome Core performs 16S rRNA sequencing, shotgun metagenomics, and metatranscriptomics of human and animal samples (including feces, tissues, and intestinal lavage material) as well as other services related to microbiome studies. Samples can be delivered frozen, at room temperature in a preservative such as 95% ethanol, or as extracted DNA. Sequence data are provided as fastq files and count tables of taxa, genes, or transcripts. The Jacobs Laboratory is happy to collaborate on bioinformatics analysis of microbiome data in conjunction with other datasets (e.g. clinical metadata, metabolomics).