Partial Microbiome Restoration | GenomeWeb

Researchers from New York, California, and Puerto Rico swabbed babies born via Caesarian section with maternal vaginal fluids in a bid to determine whether that would enable the infants to develop a microbiome more similar to that of their vaginally born peers. Infants born by C-section aren't exposed to the maternal vaginal microbiome, and delivery by C-section, they note, is linked to an increased risk of immune and metabolic disorders.

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