Meet the Poop Scientist Of Japan and His New Startup Metagen

Most startup founders harbor dreams of an IPO, a billion-dollar acquisition, hobnobbing with the techerati elite. Takuji Yamada’s dream is different. It is, quite literally, to go to shit.

Yamada, a biology and statistics professor, is getting his hands, erm, dirty, with his Japanese startup, Metagen. Still in its early days, Metagen’s focus is data reaped from the under-loved gut microbiome. Metagen makes smart toilets that analyze your waste to give you a better idea of what’s going through your body and how you might want to live better and longer.

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