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Fecal Microbiota Transplantation (FMT) has emerged as an important yet controversial therapy for Clostridium difficile (C. difficile), a painful and sometimes life-threatening form of colitis. While there is a great deal of enthusiasm about the treatment, there remain many unanswered questions. Dr. Kahn described her pioneering work using FMT with pediatric patients and outlined critical ethical, social, and regulatory issues, including implications of the FDA’s decision to designate FMT as both a biologic and a drug.
Co-sponsored by the University of Minnesota’s BioTechnology Institute and the Microbiota Therapeutics Program