A new social network launched Thursday offers a one-of-a-kind niche: gastrointestinal issues.
A German nonprofit called MyMicrobes is hoping you'll want to have your gastrointestinal bacteria's genomes sequenced for the price of about â‚¬1,500, a fee which grants you access to their social network.
Peer Bork, a biochemist at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory in Heidelberg, Germany, is behind the project, which aims to gather meaningful data via its social network. To achieve this, MyMicrobes reports it will need to grow to at least 5,000 participants.
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