Early this morning, all of the projects in the #SciFund Challenge went live on the crowdfunding site RocketHub. Along with 50 other scientists, Dr. Killgrove is seeking funding from people like you for DNA analysis of skeletons from ancient Rome. Donations have been coming in throughout the day, and names immediately go up on the Donors page.
The entire #SciFund project has gotten some awesome press from Boing Boing already. This sort of collective attempt at crowdfunding science hasn’t been done before, so we’re all excited to be a part of it. The Roman DNA Project also got a shout-out on Dienekes’ Anthropology Blog, and there’s a lively discussion in the comments section.
If you’re interested in being a part of this project, please head over to RocketHub and make a donation to the Roman DNA Project!