You, a bucket, and science of the future

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

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

EXPERIMENTAL: Test a new device for sampling and store your sample for tests in perpetuity. Includes both 16S and shotgun sequencing!

Instead of a swab for sampling we will send you a kit to sample whole stool (looks like a Cool-Whip container) and shipping material to return it to us. 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.

Please note these orders will not be shipped until we have fulfilled the quantity limit.

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American Gut
by The Microsetta Initiative (UC San Diego)
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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.