This research company wants your poop for cancer research and transplants | Coconuts Singapore
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Here's something else to think about the next time you sit on a toilet.
Singapore-based Asian Microbiome Library, a gut microbiome company and Southeast Asia's only stool bank, is calling on Singaporeans to donate poop that could potentially be used to treat cancer and more than 10 other diseases, such as inflammatory bowel disease and irritable bowel syndrome. Donors would need to undergo strict reviews and tests before they can donate their feces for use in transplants, while any form of stool is welcome in its microbiome library for research purposes.

"For this to happen, we will need to [have] a large library of donors with faeces containing suitable gut microbiota that will enable future therapeutic applications of [Faecal Microbiota Transplant] in cancer management," said…
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