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A warm welcome
to you. And your
39 trillion bacteria.

Your microbiome is the unique collection of trillions of microorganisms in and on your body. They play a big part in your wellness.

Your microbes help to keep you healthy. Some enable your gut to digest fiber and manufacture vitamins. Others are less helpful, and some are actually harmful.

uBiome uses machine learning, artificial intelligence, and advanced statistical techniques, as well as our patented precision sequencing™ process to analyze the microbes in your sample. Test once, or track your microbiome over time – the choice is yours.

How it works

1

Sample

Collect your sample in under two minutes at home, anytime. Your kit contains everything you need. Just swipe the swab across the appropriate site, then mail your sample back to our lab in the enclosed prepaid envelope.

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Sequence

We use our patented precision sequencing™ methods and advanced computational techniques  to analyze your bacteria.

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Results

Once we’ve processed your sample, we’ll email you a link to our secure website, where you (and your healthcare provider, if appropriate) can download your test results.

Explorer
Explorer

Explore your microbiome.

Explorer™ helps consumers explore the universe within. Track your diet and lifestyle and learn how your bacteria can help you boost your wellness and stay fit.

Learn more

Stay in touch with the world of the microbiome

Catch up on our weekly blog posts to learn more about the latest research on the microbiome, the science behind uBiome, and stories from citizen scientists in our community. Sign up for our newsletter, above, and never miss a post.

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April 4th

Seasonal Eating and the Microbiome

For millennia, humans have enjoyed a symbiotic relationship with our gut-dwelling microbes. In exchange for the food and shelter of living in our bodies, our microbiota evolved to help keep us healthy. Our friendly bacteria help us digest food, protect our intestines from invading pathogens, and send important signals to the […]

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April 2nd

TMA & Cardiovascular Wellness: The Gut-Heart Connection

It’s widely accepted that the consumption of red meat and full-fat dairy may affect your cardiovascular system. More recently, the role that your gut microbiome may be playing in the process has been analyzed to an interesting result. Recent research is finding that microbes in your gut may be playing […]

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March 22nd

L’Oréal Partnership To Advance New Research Into The Skin Microbiome

Last Friday, we announced a partnership with L’Oréal’s Technology Incubator, to continue help continueL’Oréal’s longtime research into the skin microbiome—the trillions of bacteria that live on, and provide an important barrier to, your skin. This collaboration bridges L’Oréal’s expertise in the science of skincare with uBiome’s leadership in microbiome research. […]

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Protecting your privacy

Your privacy is our top priority. To ensure the confidentiality of your data and your results, we use multiple layers of encryption and the highest levels of computer security. You control your data, and can choose whether or not you consent to having your data anonymized and aggregated into uBiome research studies.

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Support

Our customer support team is available by email and is happy to answer any questions you have about sampling, results, and more.

uBiome’s social mission

uBiome’s mission is to advance the science of the microbiome and make it useful to people. Through our research with thousands of citizen scientists and dozens of universities, including Harvard, Stanford, UCSF and others, we have gathered millions of data points and built a set of tools that have enabled us to create clinical tests for healthcare providers and patients.

For people

We are committed to empowering people to understand and take greater control of their health. Through our uBiome Explorer kits and our microbiome database – the largest in the world – we give people access to tools to better understand the microbiome.

For science

To advance the science of the microbiome, we work with over 1,000 researchers from around the world at institutions such as Harvard, Stanford, UCSF, University College London, and the National University of Singapore.

For the world

We also work with over 150,000 citizen scientists in more than 80 countries. Our projects include large-scale citizen scientist studies, partnerships with researchers and organizations, and support for underfunded scientific discovery via our $1 million Microbiome Impact Grant Initiative (as part of the White House National Microbiome Initiative).