A Week Of Feces

A Perk for contributing $650 or more
to American Gut
by The Microsetta Initiative (UC San Diego)

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

Kits currently not being distributed due to American Gut shifting its efforts to COVID-19 research.

(you heard us!) DNA extraction and 16S rRNA sequencing of up to 7 samples. With this perk, you can collect a stool sample every day of the week (or spread them out over time) and send to us, along with your detailed dietary information, or split among a group of seven. See how your New Year’s resolution changed your gut microbes! Or see how much those antibiotics you took for a sniffle affected you. Or your travel to Mexico, where you drank the water. Our microbes change a lot over our lives, but what affects them the most remains largely a mystery.

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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.