Add One More Body Site
If you have already signed up for one of our other PERKS, for a LIMITED TIME, you can add an additional body site (stool, skin, oral, vaginal) to your existing PERK for this lower donation. We will simply add another kit to your existing order. Again, this PERK is intended to be used to add an additional body site. So, if you did stool the first time, doing skin or oral with this PERK would be great.
Your microbiome in context
Add two samples from anywhere in your home to ship to the same address as your existing. Help figure out where your microbes are coming from: your doorknobs, your fridge, your counter tops, even your cat? Yes, can sample your cat(s) and dog(s). Two samples.
Find out who's in your gut
1 Kit: DNA extraction and 16S rRNA sequencing of one stool sample (or an oral or skin sample - the same kit works for any of these). Read more about this PERK in main text.
Microbes for Two
2 Kits: Now your talking! DNA extraction and 16S rRNA sequencing of two stool samples (you and a friend or partner) or one stool and one oral or skin. The same kit works for any of these). Read more about this PERK in main text.
Microbes for Three
3 Kits: DNA extraction and 16S rRNA sequencing of 3 stool samples or some combination of stool, skin, oral. You get the idea. Read more about this PERK in main text.
Microbes for Four
4 Kits: DNA extraction and 16S rRNA sequencing of 4 stool samples - any combination of stool, oral or skin. You get the idea. Read more about this PERK in main text.
A Week of Feces (you heard us)
DNA extraction and 16S rRNA sequencing of 7 samples. Collect a stool sample every day of the week and send to us along with your detailed dietary information. Read more about this PERK in main text.
All in the Family
Shallow shotgun metagenomic analysis of up to four fecal samples (furry family members also ok), including mapping to reference genomes and comparing profiles of genetic similarities and differences among different family members. Read more about this PERK in main text.
Deeper shotgun metagenome and virome characterization of one sample, plus additional marker gene sequencing (16S rRNA, 18S rRNA and ITS, for you sequencing wonks) to characterize not just the bacteria but also the viruses, microbial eukaryotes (like giardia), and fungi in your gut.
Deeper shotgun metagenomic characterization of up to 7 stool samples, providing an analysis of the variability of functions over time. This could be a great opportunity to see if fasting or extreme diet has an effect on your microbes! We would recommend doing this as a time series. Read more about this PERK in main text.
A Genome From Your Gut
Deep characterization of a single stool sample by shotgun metagenomics, includes best-effort attempt to assemble one or more bacterial genomes out of your gut. Read more about this PERK in main text.
Hundreds of Your Gut Genomes
Be among the first in the world to get the most detailed map of your gut microbiome and help us push the state-of-the-art in high-throughput sequence technology of microbial communities. We will perform ultra-deep sequencing of your microbiome sample aimed at generating as many individual bacterial genomes as possible (we can’t tell you how because the details of the technique are still under wraps prior to publication). Read more about this PERK in main text.