Friday, September 9, 2011

New Social Network Connects People Based on Gastrointestinal Bacteria. Yep.

PopSci - A German nonprofit, called MyMicrobes, is hoping you’ll want to get your gut bacteria’s genomes sequenced. It’s expensive, but you’ll get access to one of the most exclusive social networks around, where people worldwide can, um, talk about their gastrointestinal difficulties with like-minded people. Two grand seems cheap when we put it like that!

Actually, MyMicrobes does sound like an interesting project, even if we have a visceral reaction to any new social network or even the phrase social network or really anything relating to social networks that doesn’t star Justin Timberlake.          More