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.

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21k+citizen scientists who have contributed to the study of human gut health

$3Mamount raised thru the American Gut Project and British Gut Project since 2013

57countries 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. 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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You don’t need a science degree to be a Citizen Scientist. Support this global cause now and receive your own kit – your first step in helping to expand scientific knowledge about the human biome.

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