You Asked, We Listened. An Update to the uBiome Data Website.

Since we launched the new version of our website for you to explore your microbiome data a couple of months ago, we’ve heard a lot of great feedback.

This week, we’ve finished some of the most requested changes, which I’d like to introduce to you now.

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The #1 question we get at uBiome is “yeah, but what can I do about my microbiome results?” While the science of the microbiome is still relatively nascent, there are new discoveries being made around the world every week.

So we’ve added a section called “Science Suggests…” to your Dashboard that will bring you easy-to-understand findings from published scientific research.

2. Annotating Your Samples

I experienced this challenge myself. I had taken a baseline gut sample, then happened to have to start a course of antibiotics for an ear infection, and then decided to sample again during the antibiotic treatment. But I soon forgot which sample was which. When did I start the antibiotics again? Did I sample on day 2 or 4?

As of today, you can go to the My Samples page at and add notes to each of your samples, for easy reference when you go back to look at past results. This is especially helpful if you have multiple samples.

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3. Clearer Dashboard

Some of you found that it wasn’t exactly clear which section of the dashboard referred to which sample, so we’ve built what we think is a more intuitive layout for you.

It even comes with a new navigation bar at the top of your main dashboard page that links you to four things: your timeline graph, a section to compare to other samples, information about your sample, and a section to learn more about the microbiome.

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We’ve also tidied up a few bugs, so we hope you’ll find it to be a better user experience. Please let us know what you think!

Happy microbiome exploring,

Alexandra, Phil, Emilio, Jared, and the rest of the uBiome team.