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Healthy microbiome a prerequisite for successful HSCT

Loss of microbiota diversity during allogeneic haematopoietic-cell transplantation is associated with poorer survival, international research has shown. The study, run across four sites in the US, Germany and Japan, used 16S ribosomal RNA gene sequencing to assess microbiota disruption in 8,767 faecal samples from 1,362 patients with haematological cancers. It found a loss of diversity ...

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