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.

To read the full story....

Register for Free.

...and receive Daily News bulletins.

Already have an account?
Login Now.

The New York Times and ProPublica look into the close relationship between a startup and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Yahoo News reports millions of dollars are being transferred from NIH, CDC, and other programs to pay for the housing of detained undocumented immigrant children.

In Science this week: in vitro generation of human reproductive cells, and more.

Researchers gave a handful of octopuses MDMA to find that they too act more social on the drug, Gizmodo reports.