Family risk for childhood asthma may involve microbes found in baby's digestive tract
AllerGen investigator and UAlberta microbiome epidemiologist Anita Kozyrskyj led a research team that found that Caucasian baby boys born to pregnant moms with asthma-who are typically at the highest risk for developing asthma in early childhood-were also one-third as likely to have a gut microbiome with specific characteristics at three to four months of age.