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The Next Frontier of Microbiome Transplants May Be the Vagina

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This story was updated on Oct. 7, 2019 to reflect new study data.

There is new research that proposes that the best way to treat a bacterial infection in one woman’s vagina might be to transplant bacteria from another woman’s vagina.

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Dana G Smith

Dana G Smith

Health and science writer • PhD in 🧠 • Words in Scientific American, STAT, The Atlantic, The Guardian • Award-winning Covid-19 coverage for Elemental

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