What did you smear on research grade paper?

A Perk for contributing $99 or more
to American Gut
by The Microsetta Initiative (UC San Diego)

Claimed by MARGARET LEGER Kimberly Williams Keith Robinson and 97 others.


This item has been discontinued by The Microsetta Initiative (UC San Diego).

**Please note these orders will not be shipped until we have reached the quantity limit. This perk is only available in the U.S. as well.

EXPERIMENTAL: Test a new device for sampling. Includes both 16S and shotgun sequencing!

Instead of a swab for sampling we will send you a kit with a swab and an FTA card (similar to the card your doctor uses to look for occult blood in stool). Both the swab and the card will be sequenced. This Perk includes DNA extraction, 16S rRNA sequencing, and shallow shotgun sequencing of the stool sample and shows which bacteria and archaea were present in that sample, along with how much of each kind. You will be able to view, download and print a high-resolution certificate suitable for framing of your results and access to more detailed taxa report of your results - which can be viewed online and downloaded into Excel. We will retain the residual stool material to use in future studies and development of new methods for testing samples.

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American Gut
by The Microsetta Initiative (UC San Diego)
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  • 7 Years running
World's largest open-source science project to understand the microbial diversity of the Human Gut. Learn which microbes live in your gut, skin & mouth. Join over 10,000 people, get a home sampling kit and support the research.