American Gut

World's LARGEST open-source, community driven effort to characterize the microbial diversity of the Global Gut. All US and International participants welcome.
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$41,855USD
raised of $50,000 goal
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This campaign started on Feb 03 and closed on April 04, 2013 (11:59pm PT).
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This campaign ended on April 4, 2013
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  • $99USD
    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.

    Estimated delivery: April 2013

    116 claimed

  • $129USD
    You Plus the World

    This Perk is two kits: 1 for you and one for someone from either Africa, South America or Asia. Your support of this PERK will allow us to sequence more people from around the world as part of our ongoing research. DNA extraction and 16S rRNA sequencing of one stool sample (or an oral or skin sample - the same kit works for any of these).

    Estimated delivery: April 2013

    26 claimed

  • $180USD
    Microbes for Two

    2 Kits: Now you’re 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.

    Estimated delivery: April 2013

    71 claimed

  • $260USD
    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.

    Estimated delivery: April 2013

    17 claimed

  • $320USD
    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.

    Estimated delivery: April 2013

    16 claimed

  • $500USD
    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.

    Estimated delivery: April 2013

    1 claimed

  • $2,500USD
    Beyond Bacteria

    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.

    Estimated delivery: April 2013

    0 claimed

  • $3,750USD
    Functional Feces

    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.

    Estimated delivery: April 2013

    1 claimed

  • $25,000USD
    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.

    Estimated delivery: April 2013

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