Gut Data

Just got my results back from the American Gut Project. The scientists at American Gut are performing one of the most interesting and probably largest crowd funded science projects in history. Their work promises to revolutionize our knowledge about the role of gut microbes in human health and how we can optimize the gut with the right diet and possibly probiotics.

My results are dominated by Bacteroides genus, typical of a western diet. People in the developing world typically have guts dominated by Prevotella.

I encourage you to become a citizen scientist and submit your sample to advance this important project. Just visit