In an effort to organize a human microbiome project and to engage participants in the results, a small team of researchers affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco, has launched the uBiome project.

Billed as "the world's first effort to map the human microbiome with citizen science," the project has been raising funds from consumers and aims to initially sequence the microbiomes of 1,000 individuals, who will receive their results along with links to relevant health-related scientific studies.

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