Biotech Company uBiome Is Working on Sequencing Individual Human Microbiomes

The San Francisco-based biotech company uBiome is working on sequencing the human microbiome of thousands of people to better understand how the different types of microbes on and in our bodies affect our health. They offer kits that customers can use to sample their own microbiome and mail in the results for sequencing. A DNews report from December 23rd, 2013 features interviews with uBiome employees, an explanation of the human microbiome, and how uBiome is trying to better understand it.