The Stinky Bank

In an op-ed at the New York Times, science writer Moises Velasquez-Manoff wonders whether banking of fecal samples to restore gut microbes lost to antibiotic treatment should be more common. Some studies have linked antibiotic use, particularly early in life, with a slight increased risk of asthma, inflammatory bowel disease, obesity, and rheumatoid arthritis, he says.

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