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The first kitty-zen science project using the latest DNA sequencing technologies to explore the microbes that live in and on kitties.
The first kitty-zen science project using the latest DNA sequencing technologies to explore the microbes that live in and on kitties.
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    Contribute to kittybiome and earn our gratitude. We will tweet or email (your preference) our gratitude for your support of the launch of kittybiome.

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    Don't have a cat? Sequence the microbiome of a shelter cat! You will receive access to an interactive website once the results for your shelter kitty are ready.

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    Sequence the microbiome of a shelter kitty and get an inscribed book! It’s Catching: the Infectious World of Germs and Microbes by Jennifer Gardy. And you will receive access to an interactive website once the results for your shelter kitty are ready.

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    Sequence the microbiome of a shelter kitty and get a custom kittybiome chiffon silk scarf designed by the amazing maker of science-y art, Michele Banks @artologica. And you will receive access to an interactive website once the results for your shelter kitty are ready.

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    Sequence the microbiome of a shelter kitty and get a beautiful "cats for science" t-shirt. And you will receive access to an interactive website once the results for your shelter kitty are ready.

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    Sequence the microbiome of a shelter kitty and get a custom kittybiome chiffon silk scarf designed by the amazing maker of science-y art, Michele Banks @artologica and the "cats for science" t-shirt. And you will receive access to an interactive website once the results for your shelter kitty are ready.

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    Sequence my kitty's microbiome! We will send you a kit with detailed instructions for collecting a sample from your kitty that you will send back to us for analysis. You will receive access to an interactive website once your kitty's results are ready.

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    Sequence my kitty's microbiome and get a custom kittybiome silk scarf designed by the famous maker of science-y art, Michele Banks @artologica. We will send you a kit with detailed instructions for collecting a sample from your kitty that you will send back to us for analysis. You will receive access to an interactive website once your kitty's results are ready.

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    Sequence the gut microbiome of a wild cat (cheetah, puma, leopard or lion)! And get a custom kittybiome silk scarf designed by the famous maker of science-y art, Michele Banks @artologica. You will receive access to an interactive website once the results for your big cat are ready.

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    Sequence my kitty's microbiome x 2! And get the custom scarf by Michele Banks and Jennifer Gardy's book. We will send you a sampling kit to collect two samples from your kitty or one sample from two kitties. You will receive detailed instructions for collecting these samples and sending them back to us for analysis. You will have access to an interactive website once your kitty's (or kitties') results are ready.

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    Sequence my kitty's microbiome x 3!
    We will send you a sampling kit to collect three samples from your kitty. You will receive with detailed instructions for collecting these samples from your kitty and sending them back to us for analysis. You will receive access to an interactive website once your kitty's results are ready.

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    Sequence my kitty's microbiome x 3! And get the adorable kitty microbe scarf!
    We will send you a sampling kit to collect three samples from your kitty or from three different kitties. You will receive with detailed instructions for collecting these samples from your kitty (or kitties) and sending them back to us for analysis. You will receive access to an interactive website once your kitty's results are ready.

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    Sequence my kitty's microbiome x 4!
    We will send you a sampling kit to collect four samples from your kitty or sample four kitties. You will receive with detailed instructions for collecting these samples and sending them back to us for analysis. You will receive access to an interactive website once your kitty's results are ready.

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    Sequence my kitty's microbiome x 7! And get the adorable kitty microbe scarf!
    We will send you a sampling kit to collect seven samples from your kitty or sample seven kitties. You will receive with detailed instructions for collecting these samples and sending them back to us for analysis. You will receive access to an interactive website once your kitty's results are ready.

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    Learn all about the kitty microbiome with hands on activities at an exclusive event held during the Bay Area Science Festival 10/22-11/7 in the San Francisco Bay Area, California. Ideal for the budding scientist. (Transportation and accommodations not included.)

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