Why a nonprofit is willing to pay thousands for your poop

January 30, 2015 8:38 PM

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Why a nonprofit is willing to pay thousands for your poop

A Massachusetts-based nonprofit is collecting poop at $40 a sample to treat a bacterial infection that is currently only mitigated by antibiotics, the Washington Post reported.

OpenBiome is collecting human feces to treat Clostridium difficile, or C. difficle, which is a bacterium that causes inflammation of the colon, known as colitis.

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