Natural history of the infant gut microbiome and impact of antibiotic treatment on bacterial strain diversity and stability

Yassour M et al. (Xavier Lab) Abstract The gut microbial community is dynamic during the first 3 years of life, before stabilizing to an adult-like state. However, little is known about the impact of environmental factors on the developing human gut microbiome. We report a longitudinal study of the gut microbiome based on DNA sequence […]

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The Collateral Damage of Antibiotics

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This post was written by Sean Gibbons, a Postdoctoral Associate in the Center for Microbiome Informatics and Therapeutics. Our bodies are complex ecosystems, like a rainforest or a coral reef, composed of thousands of species and trillions of cells. Human cells are just a fraction of this tangled web. A menagerie of bacteria, archaea, protists, […]

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