My Biome 2017-08-14T10:13:16+00:00


Mission Statement
The mission of SeqHealth is to investigate the molecular world of  the microbiome (bacteria, fungi, viruses on and in us) in health and disease. In collaboration with scientists and citizens, we aim to use cutting edge technology to understand drivers of disease, particularly in obesity/overweight and its complications, including kidney and cardiovascular disease and to discover ways to prevent disease and promote health for all.

Why Microbiome?
“They congregate in our digestive systems and our mouths, fill the space between our teeth, cover our skin, and line our throats … and weigh, all told, about three pounds—the same as our brain. Together, they are referred to as our microbiome“ – The New Yorker

“European researchers found that the less diverse those microbes are, the more likely people are to gain weight, become obese and develop risk factors for serious health problems.“ – NPR

What is Microbiome?
Your body is composed of 10 trillion cells but, it is home to 100 trillion bacteria. For every gene in your genome, there are 100 bacterial genes.

Did you know that your microbiome affects your immune system, metabolism, fat stores, signaling in your brain, and many other processes in your body?
Look at this Tedx article to learn more about why your microbiome is important!

How it works
Find out how your microbiome affects your health and wellbeing by
submitting a sample and contributing to our research  in 3 easy steps!

  1. Order your kit.
  2. Activate your kit
  3. Send your kit back.

Questions? please contact


INSTRUCTIONS: In order to add a sidebar anchor:

  1. Duplicate the existing item, listed as a 1/6 text field. (Or create a 1/6 column and add a text field, modify the class so it’s exactly “additionalAnchor”).
  2. Modify the text field inside the 1/6 column. Inside there, modify the HYPERLINK so that it would go to a corresponding section with a “#” in front of it. (Example, we have a “chief” section on the page, then it would make sense to have the hyperlink go to “#chief”)
  3. Then change the hyperlink TEXT to a appropriate label.
  4. IMPORTANT: If not done already, go into that CONTAINER that corresponds to your anchor (i.e. Meet The Chiefs), and add an ID matching the anchor’s HYPERLINK WITHOUT the “#”, i.e. “chief”.
  5. (If using side bar widget box, then there’s a saved copy of a widget box COLUMN, grab it in the column library, it should 1/6 of a length of a column.)

NOTE: Order added to the sidebar is from last to first.