A title and figures say it all: An In-Depth Analysis of a Piece of Shit (note – a bit gross)

I had heard about this paper a few weeks ago and was just reminded about it by a friend. To understand this paper all you really need are the title and Figure 1 and 2 which are below. Enjoy.

An In-Depth Analysis of a Piece of Shit: Distribution of Schistosoma mansoni and Hookworm Eggs in Human Stool.

Figure 1. Instruction form on how to collect whole-stool samples for the study

Figure 2. Processing of stool samples according to consistency including whole-stool homogenization.  Sausage-shaped-but-soft samples were processed like in (A) without taking samples from the center.

Author: Jonathan Eisen

I am an evolutionary biologist and a Professor at U. C. Davis. (see my lab site here). My research focuses on the origin of novelty (how new processes and functions originate). To study this I focus on sequencing and analyzing genomes of organisms, especially microbes and using phylogenomic analysis

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