NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The relative levels of bacteria from four genera in the gut microbiome may provide clues to infants' risk of developing asthma, new research published online today in Science Translational Medicine suggests.

Researchers from the University of British Columbia and elsewhere used 16S ribosomal RNA gene sequencing to profile gut microbial communities in 319 children enrolled through the Canadian Healthy Infant Longitudinal Development (CHILD) study.

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