OpenBiome co-founder Dr. Mark Smith has been named one of The Verge's Top 50 most important people at the intersection of technology, art, science, and culture. Here is an excerpt from the piece:
"His efforts have made the [fecal transplant] procedure — one that's surprisingly effective — far more accessible than ever before. Prior to 2013, when OpenBiome started the project, people suffering from a C. diffinfection had to try to find their own donors, and the stool sample had to be fresh. But Smith and his colleagues changed all that. He calls OpenBiome "Red Cross, but for poop," and it has the potential to turn poop into something truly life-saving."