We are currently not able to supply any of our regular collection kits. Any general contributions made using the orange "Donate" button will be counted only as a donation, not as an exchange for a kit.
The Microsetta Initiative and its subsidiaries, including the American Gut Project, have pivoted to COVID-19 research and are revising our kits to support this effort. We are working as hard as we can, but please be patient as these changes have required a complete overhaul of our infrastructure. If you are interested in signing up for a kit, please fill out this sign up form so we can send you updates on kit availability: https://mailchi.mp/ucsd/microsettakitinterest
In addition, we are in urgent need of funding to support these research endeavors. We are part of the UC San Diego School of Medicine. We are actively working with frontline workers, sharing limited resources, and engaged with the broader San Diego research network studying all aspects of this virus and disease. Please consider making a donation directly: https://go.ucsd.edu/2QlTi8n
More information about these recent changes can be found in the UC San Diego News: https://ucsdnews.ucsd.edu/feature/call-for-citizen-scientists-to-contribute-to-covid-19-studies
The American Gut Project is a part of the Microsetta Initiative, with the mission of collecting microbiome samples and rich phenotypic data from populations across the globe.
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