UBiome

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uBiome is San Francisco based [1] citizen science startup company focused on sequencing the human microbiome.[2][3] uBiome is notable as the first direct to consumer company to offer human microbiome sequencing.[4] As well, it broke records as the largest citizen science crowd-funding project,[5] raising over $350,000 from more than 2,500 participants.[6]

Completely financed by crowdfunding,[7] the project is run by Zachary Apte and Jessica Richman out of the QB3 Incubator at The University of California, San Francisco.[8][9]

uBiome received approval of their human subjects protocol from the Institutional Review Board (IRB) E&I Review Services in April 2013 [10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Moheb, Costandi (2013). "Citizen microbiome". Nature Biotechnology 31 (90): 90. doi:10.1038/nbt0213-90a. 
  2. ^ "Bacteria Health Benefits Microbiome Research". Oprah. 
  3. ^ Arthur, Charles (18 February 2013). "uBiome project will sequence the bacteria that share our bodies". Guardian (London). 
  4. ^ "Crowdsourcing human microbiome research". Oxbridge Biotech. 
  5. ^ "uBiome Indiegogo Campaign". Indiegogo. 
  6. ^ "ubiome will catalog your microbes again and again". MIT Technology Review. 
  7. ^ "crowdfunding and irbs the case of ubiome". Scientific American. 
  8. ^ "uBIome about page". uBiome. 
  9. ^ "UBIOME WANTS TO HARVEST YOUR GUT--AND UNLOCK THE HEALTH SECRETS OF THE HUMAN MICROBIOME". Fast Company. 
  10. ^ Richman, Jessica. "Crowdfunding and IRBs: The Case of uBiome". Scientific American. Retrieved 9 November 2013. 

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