Article Abstract

Cross cultural perspectives on ethics and regulation of fecal microbiota for transplantation

Authors: Renzong Qiu


When reading the article titled “Ethical Issues in Fecal Microbiota Transplantation in Practice” (1) written by Dr. Ma and her colleagues, I was impressed by their delicate analysis of these issues as well as the potential prospect of the fecal microbiota for transplantation (FMT) as a new approach to treatment. It is rather amazing that the experiences of treating gastro-intestinal diseases with human feces were recorded both in the East and West though there being a time difference, now FMT has being practiced in both places with different cultures.