Hello, I hope this is the right forum to ask this question. I'm a layman who is very interested in the microbes that live in our gut. I want to initiate a citizen science project to relate gut microbes to known diseases. For instance, this research ties Lupus to gut microbes http://www.hcplive.com/conference-c...obiome-seems-to-have-role-in-triggering-lupus I'm imagining to form a company. My question is: What type of machinery would anyone who wants to identify gut microbes uses? I'm in Turkey and I want to find out if this test can be done here. My other question is: It is possible to identify gut microbes by traditional lab methods as in a Comprehensive Stool Test without using DNA. İs this technique inferior to DNA method? Also please remember that I know nothing about microbiology. Thanks.