It's All Icky

Much of medicine is gross. And fecal transplants are especially high on the gross-out scale, Steve Mirsky writes at Scientific American. But even icky things can be medically helpful — think leeches for re-attaching fingers rather than ones in murky ponds, maggots to clean wounds rather than ones feasting on carcasses, and now feces, he adds.

To read the full story....

Register for Free.

...and receive Daily News bulletins.

Already have a GenomeWeb or 360Dx account?
Login Now.

Researchers describe a way to share data while keeping it secure, Agence France Presse reports.

In Science this week: genetic mutations typically associated with esophageal cancer are common in older, healthy individuals, and more.

India's Council of Scientific and Industrial Research has a new director-general, according to ScienceInsider.

A new study links more than a hundred genes to autism spectrum disorder, Discover's D-brief blog reports.