Crowdfunding backing CU-led research

CU-BoulderBOULDER – The University of Colorado-Boulder is playing the leading science role in a crowdfunding effort that has raised more than $340,000 for a project designed to sequence the gut bacteria of thousands of people around the world.

Known as the American Gut project, the effort raised the money through a crowdfunding drive online in which collective groups of people pool money to support various initiatives.

The $340,477 raised for the American Gut project is the largest amount of money ever raised through crowdfunding for a science project, said Knight, who is co-leading the effort with Jeff Leach, founder of the Human Food Project.

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