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12/03/13A Pill Filled with Bacteria Instead of Drugs
Delivering healthy bacteria in a pill could help patients harboring out-of-balance microbial communities. Yogurt eaters already know that not all bacteria are bad for you. They may not realize that some bacteria are so important that one day people may fight off disease with pills filled with bacteria instead of drugs. Seres Health hopes to develop the first regulated, clinically approved bacteria-filled pill to treat diseases associated with disruptions to the microbes i... 
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11/25/13Bugs in the clinic
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11/21/13Flagship Takes a Stab at Microbiome Therapy With Seres Health
We live every day with trillions of bacterial neighbors that do all sorts of mysterious things in our guts, good and bad. The broadening scientific understanding of the “microbiome,” powered by the modern tools of genomic analysis, has been in the news for a while. Today, Cambridge, MA-based Flagship Ventures is betting the knowledge has come far enough that it can be the basis for developing new drugs. The latest company to emerge from Flagship VentureLabs, Seres Health, is coming out o... 
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11/21/13Flagship VentureLabs™ Introduces Seres Health - Early Leader in the Development of Novel Therapeutics to Treat Diseases of the Human Microbiome
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Nov. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Flagship VentureLabs announced today the launch of Seres Health after two years of development in stealth mode and $10.5 million in Series A financing during that period from Flagship Ventures and other investors.  Seres Health is a clinical-stage therapeutics company developing novel products to treat a host of disease conditions based on novel scientific findings related to the human microbiome. Seres has developed a uniqu... 
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05/12/13Be warned, bacteria: We’re putting you to work
I am writing this not for you, but for the trillions of bacteria living in you and on you: Bacteria, we know your names, and we intend to dominate you.Yes, it is a daunting and complex mission. You hide in our mouths, on our skin, and deep inside our digestive tract. But just as we cracked the human genome and have begun to sleuth out the genetic basis of many diseases, we intend to crack the microbiome — the collection of bacteria and other organisms that colonize the human body —... 
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04/05/13Medicines from microbiota
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