Microbes For Three

A Perk for contributing £175 or more
to British Gut
by American Gut Project (UC San Diego)

DNA extraction and 16S rRNA sequencing of three stool samples if there are three of you in your home (or, two stools and an oral sample, or one stool, one oral and one skin – it's up to you – mix and match how you like). You'll 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.

  • 270 claimed

£75
Find Out Who’s In Your Gut - Microbes for One
  • 3429 claimed
The ribosome is the factory that makes proteins and is found in all cells, and fascinatingly it is mostly made of RNA. One RNA subunit, called the 16S rRNA, is especially effective as a barcode for understanding which microbes (specifically, bacteria and archaea) are found in a given sample. This perk includes DNA extraction and 16S rRNA sequencing of one stool sample (or an oral or skin sample – the same kit works for any of these), and shows which bacteria and archaea were present in that sample along with how much of each kind. You'll 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.
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£125
Microbes For Two: See What You’re Sharing
  • 1622 claimed
DNA extraction and 16S rRNA sequencing of two stool samples, e.g. couples, father/son, mother/daughter, you and your dog (or, one stool and an oral sample – it's up to you – mix and match how you like). You'll 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.
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£175
Microbes For Three
  • 270 claimed
DNA extraction and 16S rRNA sequencing of three stool samples if there are three of you in your home (or, two stools and an oral sample, or one stool, one oral and one skin – it's up to you – mix and match how you like). You'll 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.
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£210
Microbes For Four
  • 514 claimed
DNA extraction and 16S rRNA sequencing of four stool samples if there are four of you in your home (or, two stools and two oral samples, or two stools and one oral and one skin). It’s up to you – mix and match, you get the idea. You'll 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.
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Here's the campaign that needs your help

British Gut
by American Gut Project (UC San Diego)
  • £629,502 raised
  • 6061 contributors
  • 4 Years running
Many people don't realize that our body's bacteria play an incredibly important role in our health-- they make up 90 percent of the cells in our body and are involved in many functions. Want to see what's in your microbiome? Sign up to sample your gut!