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Mum's microbes boost baby's immunity

The microorganisms that colonize pregnant mice have been shown to prime the innate immune system in newborn offspring, preparing them for life in association with microbes.

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Pendse, M., Hooper, L. Mum's microbes boost baby's immunity. Nature 533, 42–43 (2016).

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