Learn about your microbiome,
the trillions of good bacteria in your body
Dozens of health conditions are correlated with the microbiome -- from asthma to diabetes, autism to depression, irritable bowel, Crohn’s, chronic sinusitis, heart disease, and more. We help you investigate your personal microbiome and learn how you correlate with others. For just $89, you can learn what’s in your gut, nose, mouth, skin, genitals -- or, sample anything!
What is uBiome?
uBiome is a citizen science startup that helps the public sequence their microbiomes. You get access to cutting edge DNA sequencing technology to find out what's in your microbiome, and then you can find out how you correlate with others in our data set and with existing studies of the microbiome.
What is the Microbiome?
We are all covered in trillions of microbes -- in fact, they outnumber human cells 10:1. The trillions of organisms live on and in us are collectively called the microbiome. Like the rainforest, the healthy human microbiome is a balanced ecosystem. The correct balance of microbes keeps potential pathogens in check and regulates our immune system. Microbes also perform essential functions such as digesting food and synthesizing vitamins. Studies have also linked the microbiome to human mood and behavior, as well as many gut disorders, eczema, and chronic sinusitis.
What is Citizen Science?
Citizen science is scientific research conducted by nonprofessional scientists, often by crowdsourcing. Traditionally, citizen scientists contributed to scientific endeavors by collecting and analyzing data. uBiome takes citizen science to the next level by providing access to cutting edge research tools that directly address the latest questions in biomedical research. In addition, citizen science projects encourage engagement in scientific research and public understanding of science.
Who Can Participate in uBiome?
Everyone! skinny, fat, sick, healthy, Coke, Pepsi, babies, grandmothers, lactose intolerant, gluten allergic, happy, sad, smoker, drinker, bald, vegan, smelly, bad breath, brown hair, blue eyes, blue hair, brown eyes, Atkins diet, high carb diet, sleepy, gassy, anxious, smart, silly, gorgeous, ugly, and completely average.
We ship almost anywhere in the world and will analyze anyone's microbiome. Even yours. The more people and the more diversity we have, the more power we have as a group... statistically speaking of course.
What People Say About uBiome
I’m having my microbiome sequenced with uBiome. It’s a glimpse of the future.
Really cool biohacking project — please support them!
uBiome is looking to take the next leap in sequencing the human microbiome. Where the Human Microbiome Project sequenced around 250 people, uBiome is looking for a sample size in the thousands.
With each day, new associations are found between the microbes that live on/in us and chronic diseases that have mystified us for centuries. The efforts by uBiome to widen our knowledge by identifying the microbiome of thousands is not only laudable, but deserves our support – and our samples.