On Fecal Microbiota Transplant (FMT), from a recent (excellent) New Yorker article by Emily Eakin:
“Nothing in health care works ninety per cent of the time,” Mark B. Smith, a microbiologist at M.I.T. who is a co-founder of OpenBiome, the stool bank, told me. Zain Kassam, a gastroenterologist who is OpenBiome’s chief medical officer, put it this way: “It’s the closest thing to a miracle I’ve seen in medicine.”
This piqued my interest; as Darius Tahir put it on Twitter,
— Darius Tahir (@dariustahir) November 24, 2014
Pretty much. I’ve written about fecal transplants and the microbiome a number of times in the past few years – see here, here, and here, for starters – and am glad to see some of the same research discussed in this article.