American Gut – Learn About Your Microbiome
March 4th, 2013 | D.I.Y., Healing, Open Source, gut, health, human, microbiome, project, research, study
Please join us for Phase II of American Gut. During Phase I we raised $339,213, making it the largest crowd funded & open source SCIENCE project in history. World’s LARGEST open-source, community driven effort to characterize the microbial diversity of the Global Gut. All US and International participants welcome (including your dog).
Join the project via Indigogo here.
We have now expanded the project and anyone in the world can join during Phase II. Help us reach 10,000 participants!
The University of Colorado and the Human Food Project have assembled a crack team of over 30 experts on the human gut microbiome in order to launch American Gut- an open-source scientific research study into the effects of diet on gut bacteria. And they need our help!
The trillions of bacteria living in and on our bodies have been found to play an integral role in our overall health and the development of disease. What is more, research strongly suggests that the state of our microbiome is largely affected by the foods we eat. The only problem is, that we don’t know exactly how.
“By combining the crowd-funding model with the open-access data analysis model that we pioneered with the Earth Microbiome Project, we can finally give anyone with an interest in his or her microbiome an opportunity to participate,” said Knight, a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Early Career Scientist.