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uBiome

Main Project Information
Goal Map the human microbiome.
Task Collect data on your human microbiomes!
Where Global, anywhere on the planet
Description

uBiome is the world's first effort to map the human microbiome through citizen science.

What's the microbiome? The microbiome are the bacteria that live on and within us. It sounds kind of funny, but all of us are actually covered in helpful germs. Many conditions – from diabetes to depression, asthma to autism -- have been found to relate to the microbiome.

uBiome brings this cutting edge technology directly to consumers for the first time. The more data we collect, the more we can learn about this important area of research. We've been featured so far in Wired, Venture Beat, the Los Angeles Times, Scientific American, BoingBoing, and more.

How to Join

Join uBiome today:
1. Order a kit from the uBiome website
2. Register your kit
3. Fill out a quick survey about yourself
3. Collect your samples
4. Return to uBiome for processing
5. Get your data and results to explore

Website http://ubiome.com/
Social Media
Participation Fee $89
Expenses $0
Required Gear

uBiome Kit

Ideal Age Group Elementary school (6 - 10 years), Middle school (11 - 13 years), High school (14 - 17 years), College, Graduate students, Adults, Families
Spend the Time outdoors
Type of Activity While fishing, On a hike, In the car, At home, In snow or rain, At the beach, On a walk, run, At school, At a science center, zoo or aquarium, At night
Media Mentions
and Publications
Tags bacteria, biology, cell biology, flora, gastrointestinal tract, genes, genetics, gut, microbiology, microbiome, mucosa
Project Updated 08/07/2016