MicroNow is a digital platform that aggregates and curates the microbial sciences. A trusted, reliable resource with vetted information in real time. MicroNow distributes the most up-to-date news, journal articles, preprints, policy updates and other content relating to the microbial sciences. The site pulls relevant preprints from BioRxiv, a free online archive and distribution service for unpublished preprints in the life sciences. Additionally, MicroNow houses themed communities, allowing users to connect with others of similar interests globally. Experts and users spark discussions relating to each theme. Importantly, MicroNow allows users to build a personal, professional profile, and publish articles, blogs and opinions on the site to enhance their profile over time. MicroNow’s Mission As an extension of the American Society for Microbiology, MicroNow’s ultimate goal is to advance the microbial sciences. MicroNow will address the looming challenges of digital data overload, by leveraging and building upon the American Society for Microbiology’s intellectual resources, to curate and aggregate the most relevant and compelling information.