October 3, 2013: Researchers today announce the arrival of a new pill. A pill containing human poop.
There's no doubt, human fecal matter continues to generate an unprecedented excitement progressing with remarkable speed within the medical community. Earlier this year, microbiologist Emma Allen-Vercoe indicated an oral implementation of this new wonder drug would soon arrive:
“The technology to encapsulate live bacteria in a pill has already been developed by the probiotics industry, and Allen-Vercoe says early-stage efforts to convert the Robogut’s repoopulate mix into a pill by freeze-drying are promising. She has “no doubt” they will eventually be able to package these targeted microbial ecosystem therapeutics in an oral form.”
She was absolutely correct. What's next? Human feces in our food supply?
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