Fetal gut microbiome develops after birth

Fetal gut microbiome develops after birth

The fetal gut microbiome of healthy term infants developed during and after birth but not before, according to research published in Nature Microbiology.“Recent studies have sparked controversy by claiming that we are colonized by bacteria before birth. However, studies such as these are fraught with confounders and methods for controlling for contamination are often not as robust as needed,” Deborah M. Sloboda, BSc, MSc, PhD, professor of biochemistry and biomedical sciences at McMaster University, told Healio. “We believe that many (if not all) of these studies failed toRead More

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