So this scientist analyzes his own microbiome and diagnoses IBD in himself. He does use supercomputers and whatnot, but at the end he explains that he thinks this avenue will soon be open to everyone: ETA: the first bit has music (volume was loud to me) and is flashy, but after the TED introduction it was easier to watch on youtube: on TED: http://blog.tedmed.com/?p=3580 another thing that stood out to me was his lab values. they were not consistently significantly abnormal. so maybe all those slight abnormals mean something. especially when we avoid doing labs on crash days.