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Fecal matters

Nature Medicine volume 17, pages 150152 (2011) | Download Citation

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A dangerous gut disorder is on the rise, and a handful of doctors say that we might be flushing the most effective treatment down the toilet. The procedure they advocate involves transplanting a healthy person's feces into a sick person's colon. Although the approach has shown some promising results, critics worry about unintended consequences—not to mention the 'yuck' factor for patients. Roxanne Palmer reports.

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  1. Roxanne Palmer was a news intern with Nature Medicine. She now writes for Law360 in New York.

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