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Citizen Scientists Successfully Fund Groundbreaking Startup to Sequence their Microbiomes
Date:1/16/2013

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) January 16, 2013

uBiome, the first citizen science effort to map the human microbiome, is the world’s largest successful citizen science crowdfunding campaign in history (http://indiegogo.com/ubiome). Raising over $120,000 from over 1,000 participants, they have significantly exceeded their $100,000 goal. The biotech startup from the University of California, San Francisco branch of the California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences (QB3) has sparked the era of microbiome-based personalized medicine -- engaging with the public to provide easily accessible information about their own bodies using the latest in high-throughput DNA sequencing technology.

uBiome provides participants with a catalog of their own microbes. The service details the microbial composition of the body, explains what is known about each type of microbe, and relates the participant's microbiome information to the latest scientific research on the role of the microbiome in health, diet and lifestyle. The uBiome website provides personal analysis tools so that users can anonymously compare their results with those of family, friends, and crowd data. uBiome is HIPAA compliant and will not release personal identifying data or information to anyone.

The information gained from a uBiome survey can help participants answer their real-world questions about their health, such as:

Dieting: Is that low-carb diet working for you? Certain microbial profiles in the gut are strongly associated with long-term diets, particularly protein and animal fat (Bacteroides) versus carbohydrates (Prevotella).
Sinusitis: Is your nasal microbiome associated with the profile of chronic sinusitis?
Diabetes: How do your gut microflora correlate with
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