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Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Pacific Biosciences' Eric Schadt foresees a future in which special toilets collect stool samples that can then be sent off for sequencing, reports Bloomberg Businessweek. "I think of it like a Netflix model," Schadt tells Bloomberg. "Where you take the sample from your toilet every day and mail it out to a sequencing service.

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