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Additional contributors to this article: Jon Sanders, PHD, Anupriya Tripathi, Qiyun Zhu, Phd. The American Gut Project1 is the country’s largest open source crowd-funded citizen science project in existence today. As of early 2017, the project has raised over $2 million and processed over 14,000 samples from over 10,000 individuals (and counting). Over the last […]

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Since the Human Microbiome Project1 launched in 2008, we’ve learned from hundreds of studies that the microbiome — all of the bacteria, archaea, viruses and fungi that live on us and in us — is associated with human disease. Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and obesity are some examples of interest to gastroenterologists where the microbiome […]

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The advent of affordable, next-generation sequencing technology has democratized the study of the microbiome, the vast collection of microbial life both within and on us, and has enabled the discovery of hundreds of host-microbiome interactions. This has brought with it a wave of optimism, leading scientists and the public alike to seek new avenues for […]