Expert translation of details on "Clinical trial for autologous stool transplant" that is seeking volunteers

Well, if you are between 18 and 70 and are healthy and want to participate in a  clinical trial this may be for you.  Titled Autologous Fecal Therapy the description uses some science jargon to describe the plan.  They say

“Ten healthy volunteers will be recruited to receive either an autologous stool transplant or a saline enema to determine if autologous fecal microbiota therapy will be able to rapidly, and safely, restore a patient’s fecal microbiome after antimicrobial exposure.”

Or, in other words – they want you to (1) save your shit (2) take some antibiotics and (3) deliver either salt water or your own shit back into your rear.

Actually quite interesting.  And I encourage people to consider volunteering.  But I just thought it would be good to make sure you knew what this was about …

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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