Baby’s First Bacteria: Discriminating Colonizing Commensals from Pathogens

December 11, 2019

Yue Xing, Shruti Naik

Cell Host and Microbe

At birth, microbes rapidly colonize our epithelial surfaces. In this issue of Cell Host & Microbe, Leech et al. (2019) uncover how the neonatal immune system discriminates between a colonizing commensal and pathogen to selectively generate tolerance to commensal species.