Correction to: Nature Microbiology, published online 17 December 2018.

In the version of this Article originally published, in the first sentence of the second paragraph of the Discussion section, the word “operingrationally” should have read “operationally”. This has now been amended in all versions of the Article.

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  1. Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Cambridge, MA, USA

    • Tommi Vatanen
    • , Damian R. Plichta
    • , Timothy D. Arthur
    • , Andrew Brantley Hall
    • , Xiaobo Ke
    • , Raivo Kolde
    • , Moran Yassour
    • , Hera Vlamakis
    • , Curtis Huttenhower
    •  & Ramnik J. Xavier
  2. Department of Computer Science, Aalto University, Espoo, Finland

    • Juhi Somani
    •  & Harri Lähdesmäki
  3. Department for Computational Biology of Infection Research, Helmholtz Center for Infection Research, Brunswick, Germany

    • Philipp C. Münch
    •  & Alice C. McHardy
  4. Max von Pettenkofer-Institute for Hygiene and Clinical Microbiology, Ludwig-Maximilian University of Munich, Munich, Germany

    • Philipp C. Münch
  5. Analytical Sciences and Imaging, Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research, Basel, Switzerland

    • Sabine Rudolf
  6. Chemical Biology and Therapeutics, Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research, Cambridge, MA, USA

    • Edward J. Oakeley
    • , Xiaobo Ke
    • , Rachel A. Young
    • , Henry J. Haiser
    •  & Jeffrey A. Porter
  7. Center for Computational and Integrative Biology, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA

    • Moran Yassour
    •  & Ramnik J. Xavier
  8. Children’s Hospital, University of Helsinki and Helsinki University Hospital, Helsinki, Finland

    • Kristiina Luopajärvi
    • , Heli Siljander
    •  & Mikael Knip
  9. Research Programs Unit, Diabetes and Obesity, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland

    • Kristiina Luopajärvi
    • , Heli Siljander
    •  & Mikael Knip
  10. Department of Pediatrics, Tampere University Hospital, Tampere, Finland

    • Heli Siljander
    •  & Mikael Knip
  11. Department of Public Health Solutions, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland

    • Suvi M. Virtanen
  12. Faculty of Social Sciences/Health Sciences, University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland

    • Suvi M. Virtanen
  13. Science Centre, Pirkanmaa Hospital District and Research Center for Child Health, University Hospital, Tampere, Finland

    • Suvi M. Virtanen
  14. Immunogenetics Laboratory, University of Turku, Turku, Finland

    • Jorma Ilonen
  15. Clinical Microbiology, Turku University Hospital, Turku, Finland

    • Jorma Ilonen
  16. Department of Immunology, Institute of Biomedicine and Translational Medicine, University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia

    • Raivo Uibo
  17. Department of Pediatrics, University of Tartu and Tartu University Hospital, Tartu, Estonia

    • Vallo Tillmann
  18. Ministry of Health and Social Development, Karelian Republic of the Russian Federation, Petrozavodsk, Russia

    • Sergei Mokurov
  19. Petrozavodsk State University, Department of Family Medicine, Petrozavodsk, Russia

    • Natalya Dorshakova
  20. Department of Biostatistics, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA

    • Curtis Huttenhower
  21. Folkhälsan Research Center, Helsinki, Finland

    • Mikael Knip
  22. Gastrointestinal Unit, and Center for the Study of Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA

    • Ramnik J. Xavier
  23. Center for Microbiome Informatics and Therapeutics, MIT, Cambridge, MA, USA

    • Ramnik J. Xavier


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