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Eye infections can cause pain, blurry vision, and sensitivity to light.

A man was pulled over for drunk driving but he really had a condition that made his gut produce booze

Auto-brewery syndrome is a rare disorder caused when yeast colonizes in the gut, brewing alcohol and causing drunkenness without drinking.
A DNA testing kit.

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Everything we know about uBiome, the startup that convinced Silicon Valley that testing poop was worth $600 million, and then filed for bankruptcy ami...

uBiome's test promised insights into your health from a tiny sample of your poop. But problems mounted for the startup, and now it's shutting down.
The microbiome testing company uBiome has come under scrutiny after an FBI raid.

Bankrupt poop-testing startup uBiome is shutting down

The buzzy Silicon Valley startup is converting from chapter 11 to chapter 7 bankruptcy, which means it'll cease operations and liquidate. uBiome once convinced VCs that testing poop was worth $600 million.
A plant-based diet high in fiber is good for your gut, research shows.

Researchers may have figured out why vegan diets lead to weight and fat loss even if dieters don’t cut calories

In a new study, people who followed vegan diets lost body fat and reduced risk factors for diabetes. Their gut bacteria may be responsible.
The microbiome testing company uBiome has come under scrutiny after an FBI raid.

Poop-testing startup uBiome was once valued at $600 million by Silicon Valley’s top VCs. It just filed for bankruptcy.

The poop-testing firm said it hopes to entice an investor to purchase it for its scientific knowledge. It also aims to sell its sole remaining product at CVS.
UBiome founders Zac Apte and Jessica Richman

uBiome convinced Silicon Valley that testing poop was worth $600 million. Then the FBI came knocking. Here’s the inside story.

Read a preview of our story on how uBiome cut corners on its science and put the company's growth before patients' best interests.
The testing kit from uBiome.

I tried a test from troubled poop-testing startup uBiome that let me peek inside a ‘forgotten organ.’ Here’s what I learned.

I tried a gut-microbiome test kit from uBiome, hoping to learn more about the trillions of organisms in my digestive tract. I came away surprised.
UBiome founders Zac Apte and Jessica Richman

uBiome’s founder repeatedly presented herself as years younger than she was, in the latest sign of trouble at the embattled $600 million poop-te...

Cofounder Jessica Richman presented herself as years younger than she was, in an apparent effort to be included in articles showcasing young founders.