Your Private Biome is an open-source citizen scientist project that is designed to help researchers get a betterunderstanding of how all the bacteria in women’s vagina – the vaginal microbiome - affects their health. We hope this study will lead to better diagnostic tests and personalized care for women’s and men’s health.
You can help us to achieve this goal. You can participate by making a modest donation to the study. With each donation to this project, you can select a perk and become a citizen scientist.
Each perk will include a kit to sample yourself and private surveys to tell us more about your health. This will help us to understand what makes women different and better define women's health and diseases. In return, you will receive a report of what your microbiome looks like and how it compares to other participants in the study.
Select Your Perk
The Snapshot where you collect one sample at one point in time. $79 donation, or only $69 with your partner
The Documentary where you collect five samples over the course of four weeks. $159
The Soap Opera where you and your partner, family member each collect a sample at the same time, for a total of five samples per participant over the course of four weeks. A good option to get your partner and some female family members involved in the study! $149 per participant
The Experiment where you can choose to collect two samples before and three samples after a lifestyle change of your choice over the course of four weeks. $149
The Reality Show one sample, one metagenome. $500
The IMAX Special five samples, five metagenomes. $2000
Lastly, there is the I am Just Nice, where you can also make a donation without claiming a perk.
We expect to deliver your perk to you by September 2015.