The more we learn about the microbes that inhabit the nooks and crannies of our bodies and wield profound influence on our health, the more questions arise from scientists and patients alike. Now, thanks to the microbial genomics company uBiome, we all have a chance to vote on which questions are most pressing.
The company opened a research grant competition that aims to “fast track an innovative study that has potential to affect human health and well-being.” Out of all of the submissions, uBiome’s scientists have selected six top entries and is asking the public to help pick the winner. The successful project will receive up to $100,000 worth of research assistance in the way of microbiome sampling kits and genetic analysis help.
After the voting, which you can do here, the winner will be announced in May.