Explore Your Microbiome

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Compare yourself with others who have a microbiome like yours.
How does your microbiome compare to cutting-edge scientific research?
What happens to your microbiome over time?

What is the Microbiome?

Our microbes outnumber human cells 10:1. Like the rainforest, the healthy human microbiome is a balanced ecosystem.

Microbes perform essential functions such as digesting food and synthesizing vitamins. Studies have also linked the microbiome to human mood and behavior, as well as gut health, human development, and metabolic disorders.

Here’s how it works

Sample Your Microbiomes

Our sample kit contains everything you need to swab and submit your microbiome. Whether for your mouth, ears, nose, gut, or genitals, your kit will allow you to learn more about your microbiome.  You swipe the sample swab across the corresponding site and send the kit back to us.

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Answer a Simple Survey

Our online survey lets you ask and answer questions about your health and lifestyle. Then, you can see how you correlate with others. We tell you how you correlate to other users, to existing peer-reviewed studies, and to your previous samples.

We Get Up Close and Personal With Your Samples

uBiome is a microbiome sequencing service that provides information and tools for you to explore your microbiome. Based on research from the NIH Human Microbiome Project, we've perfected the technology to perform large-scale microbiome studies. Once we receive your sample, it goes in the lab and the magic happens:

What Happens in the Lab

  1. Sequence

    We extract the bacterial DNA out of the sample you’ve sent us. We identify each of the bacteria that the DNA came from. It’s a little like dusting a scene for fingerprints.

  2. Analyze

    We compare the ‘fingerprints’ we find to our reference library, to determine which bacteria they came from.

  3. Compile Your Results

    We make your results easy to understand. You can compare your graphs to those of other groups: vegetarians, people on antibiotics - even zombies*

    *Just kidding; zombies wouldn’t let us swab their mouths.

Learn From Your Results

Your personalized uBiome web account provides secure and easy access to your information. You will be able to design your own experiments. Find out how you compare to the healthy, vegans, paleo, overweight, heavy drinkers. Even how you compare to yourself over time!

For a more detailed overview of what we do, you can watch this great video by DNews. It features interviews with some of the uBiome team and a tour of our lab. Watch on YouTube.

Your Gut Bacteria
Vegetarian
Heavy Drinker
You, Four months ago

Order a kit today and start discovering your microbiome!

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Order a kit today and start discovering your microbiome!

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