I’m interested to hear people’s thoughts on this commercial service offering to analyse people’s microbiome using RNA sequencing, and to give personalised dietary advice based on the results: https://www.viome.com/our-science From the wesbite: There is also a commercial podcast interview with the CEO Naveen Jain here: https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/podcast/nutrition-podcasts/microbiome-gut-testing/ I have a quite lot of reservations but about this company but I’m very interested to hear what others think. The commercial nature of the podcast was a bit off-putting – and I’m deeply suspicious of anybody charging $300 for unconventional testing and claiming to be doing it not for profit but for the benefit of mankind. I’m also very dubious about whether the technology and science is sufficiently developed to be able to produce clinically useful results from this type of testing yet. And some of Naveen Jain’s apparent lack of uncertainty about the role of the microbiome in disease rang alarm bells for me. That said, I’m still tempted to try it. And I’m convinced that this is an avenue of research which needs to be explored in far greater depth. My guess is that in 5-10 years we will have a far better understanding of the association of the microbiome and disease, but I’m not sure I can wait that long.