Introducing the first bank of feces
Erika Engelhaupt, an editor at Science News and writer for the magazine’s Gory Details blog, provides a synopsis of OpenBiome in a post on February 12. The following line captures the piece:
“A new nonprofit called OpenBiome is hoping to do for fecal transplants what blood banks have done for transfusions. It’s a kind of Brown Cross.”
We loved the new moniker! In her piece, Erika also suggests that stool banks could provide an important alternative to the risky practice of at-home treatments. The full post is here.