Be a Citizen Scientist

The British Gut Project wants you to explore your inner self and help science

British Gut Project logo - 3 stylised human figures, one with British flag superimposed

“What is citizen science? Science that involves the people. Citizen science projects welcome the participation of the general public in the discovery and sharing of scientific knowledge.”

“British Gut is an open source crowd funded project run by The Department of Twin Research at King’s College London in conjunction with The American Gut project. The aim is to uncover the microbial content within the guts of British individuals. This data will tell us how our lifestyle choices and diet influence our microbiome and how we can alter it to reduce disease and other health related problems.”

“This study will produce a large-scale collection of anonymised human samples and lifestyle information for medical researchers, and provides each participant with a personal bacterial profile of their own gut.”

Bill Cane health organisations science