Maternal microbiome - A pathway to preterm birth.

@article{Vinturache2016MaternalM,
  title={Maternal microbiome - A pathway to preterm birth.},
  author={A. Vinturache and C. Gyamfi‐Bannerman and Joseph K. Hwang and I. Mysorekar and B. Jacobsson},
  journal={Seminars in fetal \& neonatal medicine},
  year={2016},
  volume={21 2},
  pages={
          94-9
        }
}
Despite great medical advances in preventing maternal and infant mortality in the past century, one issue remains unresolved: why do so many women give birth prematurely? A major new field of human microbiome studies has begun to shed light on the impact of microbes (of both the commensal and pathogen varieties) on pregnancy outcomes. Recent advances in next-generation sequencing and metagenomic analysis have revealed that maternal microbiomes at a variety of niches including the oral, vaginal… Expand
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