17 Oct 2015

RePOOPulate: Synthetic faecal transplants

From This Way Up, 1:25 pm on 17 October 2015

The idea of transplanting poo is all a bit yucky, but there’s evidence it can help some people recover from some gut diseases. Now Canadian scientist Dr Elaine Petrof has developed synthetic faecal transplants in a project she's calling 'RePOOPulate', faeces that's grown in the lab eradicating the need for complex donor screening.

Simon Morton caught up with Dr Petrof at the 2015 NZ Science Festival.