Human microbiome story of the month: OpenBiome fecal bank for fecal transplants

Wow – fascinating story by David Glenn in the Chronicle of Higher Education: Student-Led Project Banks on Promise of Fecal Transplants – Research – The Chronicle of Higher Education.  The article tracks the story of Carolyn Edelstein and Mark B. Smith and James Burgess who have created a feces bank called OpenBiome to provide materials for fecal transplants.

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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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