What’s in your microbiome? This startup wants to know

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Jessica Richman wants your saliva, feces and snot.

Ms. Richman is the co-founder and chief executive of uBiome Inc., a startup trying to crack the human microbiome, the collection of microbes in a person’s body. The company is helping consumers track their microbiomes and how they respond to habits and lifestyle.

“It’s kind of like a Fitbit for your microbiome,” Ms. Richman said during the WSJD technology conference.

Scientists are still trying to understand how the total human microbiome affects a person’s health. Recent research suggests microbes, which differ from inside the stomach to between the toes to elsewhere, influence many body functions, such as digestion or the way the brain works.

Read full, original post: Jessica Rickman Seeks Samples to Crack the Human Microbiome

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