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Dr Christopher Stewart
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY 4.0).
Following microbial colonization at birth, the gut microbiome plays a vital role in the healthy development of human neonates and impacts both health and disease in later life. Understanding the development of the neonatal gut microbiome and how it interacts with the neonatal host are therefore important areas of study. However, research within this field must address a range of specific challenges that impact the design and implementation of research methods. If not considered ahead of time, these challenges have the potential to introduce biases into studies, negatively affecting the relevance, reproducibility, and impact of any findings. This review outlines the nature of these challenges and points to current and future solutions, as outlined in the literature, to assist researchers in the early stages of study design.
Author(s): Chapman JA, Stewart CJ
Publication type: Review
Publication status: Published
Journal: Gut Microbes
Online publication date: 26/02/2023
Acceptance date: 16/02/2023
ISSN (print): 1949-0976
ISSN (electronic): 1949-0984
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
PubMed id: 36843005