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Diaper Data Sheds Light on Intestinal Development

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Diaper Data Sheds Light on Intestinal Development

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Diaper Data Sheds Light on Intestinal Development

Diaper Data Sheds Light on Intestinal Development

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Scientists tracking the surprising things that (literally) come out of a baby over the course of a year have been able to trace a timeline of the development of bacterial ecosystems within the human gut. Scientists are learning more about how our intestinal tracts become colonized with bacteria.

Dr. Chana Palmer, program director, Canary Foundation, San Jose, C.A.

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