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

The mission of The Microsetta Initiative (TMI) is to collect microbiome samples and rich phenotypic data spanning the world’s populations and to couple these collections with educational outreach about microbiome science. Read more

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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. Explore each project now on your way to becoming a Citizen Scientist.

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Adapted from Rob Dunn’s microbiome 101.

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