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Contact: Elizabethe Holland Durando
Washington University School of Medicine

Phillip I. Tarr and Barbara B. Warner, Washington University School of Medicine

Caption: Phillip I. Tarr, M.D., and Barbara B. Warner, M.D., view an agar dish containing organisms sequenced in their study of gut bacteria in preterm babies. The researchers found that premature babies' guts harbor infectious microbes that can cause life-threatening late-onset sepsis.

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