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The prenatal in utero microbiome controversy


pixabayEDITORIAL
Microbiome or no microbiome: are we looking at the prenatal environment through the right lens?
W. Florian Fricke & Jacques Ravel

LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Batch effects account for the main findings of an in utero human intestinal bacterial colonization study
Marcus C. de Goffau, D. Stephen Charnock-Jones, Gordon C. S. Smith, Julian Parkhill

LETTER TO THE EDITOR – RESPONSE
Corroborating evidence refutes batch effect as explanation for fetal bacteria
Rackaityte E, Halkias J, Fukui EM, Mendoza VF, Hayzelden C, Crawford ED, Fujimura KE, Burt TD, Lynch SV

COMMENTARY
Group therapy on in utero colonization: Seeking Common Truths and a way forward
Rachel B. Silverstein and Indira U. Mysorekar

COMMENTARY – INTERVIEW
Lessons learned from the prenatal microbiome controversy
Martin J. Blaser, Suzanne Devkota, Kathy D. McCoy, David A. Relman, Moran Yassour, Vincent B. Young