Welcome to the world's largest citizen science microbiome project.

The mission of The Microsetta Initiative (TMI) is to collect microbiome samples and phenotypic data from populations around the world and to provide educational materials and resources in support of microbiome science. READ MORE



Citizen scientists who have contributed to the study of human gut health


Amount raised through the American Gut Project and British Gut Project since 2013


Countries represented on The Microsetta Initiative dataset

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Thousands of Citizen Scientists are currently participating in the American Gut Project and British Gut Project, the first two regions with many more to come.


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You don’t need a science degree to be a Citizen Scientist. Support this global cause now and receive your kit – your first step in helping to expand scientific knowledge about the human biome.

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