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Poop for Science!

Everybody Poops

I just found out about a research project that is starting up, American Gut. I believe the way it works is that you donate some money, some poo, and they will analyze it. You can find out what types of bacteria are in your gut, what’s dominant, enzymes, DNA… Interesting stuff!

They are also having participants fill out a questionnaire about their diet so that they can correlate gut bacteria and diet. FOR SCIENCE!

I am struggling with the $99 part but it would be very interesting to see what is going on in there. Plus since I keep pretty detailed food logs, I am full of … good data. Besides, who doesn’t want to know their pooper better? I know I do!

What do you think?