Ubiome, a firm that is developing a technology to sequence human bacterial DNA, has turned to crowdfunding to raise the money it needs to sequence the human microbiome, MedCity News reports.

The company is asking individuals to contribute to its project on IndieGoGo. Their goal is to raise $95,000, the article says.

"It's 23andMe for the human microbiome," says Jessica Richman, a member of Ubiome's management team.

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