It’s what you’re really made of of that’s not the you, you. It’s all the little creatures that inhabit your mouth, sinus, gut, and other places in and around your body. In numerical terms, there’s 361 of “you,” and 360 of that is “them.” Yep, for every cell in your body, you’ve got 360 “others,” foreign cells. You’re just not the you you thought you were.
This is a new citizen project startup that asked for $100,000 and has so far received $284,000. Here’s the project page: uBiome — Sequencing Your Microbiome.
A big deal has been made about gene sequencing, but besides being of some curiosity and interest, what are you really going to do about it? But lots of stuff can affect your inner bacteria and diet plays a huge role. And fecal transplants are just taking off and have proven to be remarkably effective.
This is something to keep an eye out for.