uBiome Raises $4.5M From Angel Investors, Andreessen Horowitz To Crowdsource Microbiome Research
Joyce Park stashed this in Tech biz
Apparently they are also the star of the latest YC beauty pageant! Note that they have basically self-funded all of this through Indiegogo...
I'm skeptical of letting a for-profit company have primary access to that data.
American Gut Project sounds better:
The company’s goal, apart from giving people a way to see what’s in their gut, is to provide this data to researchers so that they can look at microbiome on a grand scale.
There are a few other projects dubbed “citizen science” that work with microbiomes, such as the American Gut Project, the kit for which costs $99. But the proceeds go to the Biofrontiers Institute at the University of Colorado-Boulder and the Earth Microbiome Project at the University of Chicago.