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Immaturity in the gut microbial community

Undernourished children fall behind not only on growth, but also on maturation of their intestinal bacterial communities, according to a study comparing acutely malnourished and healthy Bangladeshi children. See Letter p.417

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Costello, E., Relman, D. Immaturity in the gut microbial community. Nature 510, 344–345 (2014). https://doi.org/10.1038/nature13347

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