There’s a new, exciting, and even grosser than usual way to profit from your own biology. A lab in Boston wants your poop for a good cause. That’s right, your foul bodily waste could actually work magic for someone else.
t was late May, nearly three weeks after I received a layoff notice from my newspaper reporting job that I held for five years. I had already hawked everything worth anything on eBay and Craigslist. Financial anxiety seized its grip on me after I moved to New York from Los Angeles to pursue greener journalism pastures. That’s how I ended up at 1 a.m. on a hair classified website, where hairwork artists bid on strands to be incorporated into their art—or so they claim.