Photo taken from the perspective of a lab worker in a white coat and purple gloves preparing multiple fecal transplant capsules at a time.
Banking Previous Poos: Could a Transplant of Feces from Your Past Heal You?
The Scientist spoke with Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School researchers Scott Weiss and Yang-Yu Liu, who propose that people bank stool samples when they’re young and healthy so that they can be transplanted to rejuvenate the gut microbiome later on.
Banking Previous Poos: Could a Transplant of Feces from Your Past Heal You?
Banking Previous Poos: Could a Transplant of Feces from Your Past Heal You?

The Scientist spoke with Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School researchers Scott Weiss and Yang-Yu Liu, who propose that people bank stool samples when they’re young and healthy so that they can be transplanted to rejuvenate the gut microbiome later on.

The Scientist spoke with Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School researchers Scott Weiss and Yang-Yu Liu, who propose that people bank stool samples when they’re young and healthy so that they can be transplanted to rejuvenate the gut microbiome later on.

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Learn About the Latest Innovations in Nucleic Acid Quality Control
Best Practices for Biospecimen Quality and Consistency
Agilent | Feb 23, 2022
Exploring quality standards for nucleic acid preservation
 Learn About the Latest Innovations in 3-D Bioprinting
Overcoming the Challenges of 3-D Bioprinting
Bio-Techne | Feb 7, 2022
Recent advancements in workflow optimization
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Mini-Guts to the Rescue: Introducing 3-D Organoid Cell Cultures
The Scientist Creative Services Team and MilliporeSigma | Jan 19, 2022
A cost-effective 3-D organoid biobank provides a versatile translational research tool.
Discover how biobanking accelerates cancer research
On the Path to Personalized Medicine
Thermo Fisher Scientific | Dec 3, 2021
Scientists combine medical care with biobanking and research to develop personalized treatments for cancer patients.
A Guide to Biobank Storage
Thermo Fisher Scientific | Jul 29, 2021
Choose the right temperature and storage product for each type of specimen.
Biobanking and the Future of Precision Medicine
The Scientist Creative Services Team | Aug 4, 2020
Erik Steinfelder and Bogi Eliasen will examine the importance of biobanking in precision medicine, from early-stage research to diagnostics and treatments.
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Biogen Uses its Own Superspreader Event to Aid COVID-19 Research
Claire Jarvis | May 19, 2020
A blood biobank allows scientists to study the immune responses to the coronavirus among infected Biogen employees and their contacts.
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Scripps Acquires Pfizer’s Massive Microbial Library
Jef Akst | Jan 9, 2020
The East Coast campus of the research institute received shipments of freeze-dried or frozen samples of more than 210,000 microbial strains, which scientists plan to mine for potentially useful natural products.
Companies to Help People Sell or Rent Out Their Health Data
Catherine Offord | Jun 5, 2018
Luna DNA, Nebula Genomics, and other “bio-brokers” will allow customers to make money by granting access to their genetic and personal information for research purposes.
Estonia Offers Free Genetic Testing to Residents
Diana Kwon | Apr 13, 2018
The nationwide experiment will initially include around 100,000 volunteers.
Coriell Institute CEO Dies
Kerry Grens | Jan 4, 2018
Michael Christman oversaw the organization’s well-known biobank and pioneered a personalized medicine initiative.
Opinion: Biobanking Has a Consent Dilemma
Timothy Caulfield | Jul 25, 2017
Is the deep uncertainty surrounding fundamental legal and ethical norms putting biobanks in a precarious position? 
Week in Review: June 30–July 4
Tracy Vence | Jul 3, 2014
STAP retractions; comparing SCNT-derived stem cells with iPSCs; malaria-infected mice more attractive to mosquitoes; stem cell banks face business challenges
Biobank Yields Results
Jef Akst | Nov 13, 2012
The largest collection of genetic and medical data in the United States links telomeres and genetic variants to longevity and disease.
Opinion: Occupy Science?
Krishanu Saha and J. Benjamin Hurlbut | Jan 24, 2012
Biomedical research can learn from citizen science, which is grounded in strong relationships with study participants.