Wanted: 'Premium poop'

Stools from Singaporeans with healthy guts will be used for research and to make therapies for patients with various illnesses

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For a few weeks earlier this year, Mr E did something different for his morning routine. Instead of flushing his poop down the loo, he collected all of it, packed it up and dropped it off at a laboratory on his way to work.

The 35-year-old, who works in sales, is one of several donors that AMiLi, short for the Asian Microbiome Library, has identified as having potentially life-saving poop.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on May 24, 2020, with the headline Wanted: 'Premium poop'. Subscribe