NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine and Whole Biome announced on Tuesday a collaboration to develop microbiome-targeted diagnostics.

The initial focus will be on women's health, and in particular preterm labor, the most common cause of infant death and a leading cause of long-term disability in children, the partners said.

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