The neonatal microbiome in utero and beyond: perinatal influences and long-term impacts Academic Article uri icon

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  • Abstract The neonatal microbiome offers a valuable model for studying the origins of human health and disease. As the field of metagenomics expands, we also increase our understanding of early life influences on its development. In this review we will describe common techniques used to define and measure the microbiome. We will review in utero influences, normal perinatal development, and known risk factors for abnormal neonatal microbiome development. Finally, we will summarize current evidence that links early life microbial impacts on the development of chronic inflammatory diseases, obesity, and atopy.


  • Hill, Lee
  • Sharma, Ruchika
  • Hart, Lara
  • Popov, Jelena
  • Moshkovich, Michal
  • Pai, Nikhil

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  • December 20, 2021