The August 2014 issue of Birth Defects Research Part B: Developmental and Reproductive Toxicology is available and you may access the table of contents online.
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This issue of BDRB contains a paper by Chapin et al. describing a primary epididymal cell culture and its application to the study of inflammatory potential of new drug candidates. It also contains a review by Dietert describing the development and significance of the microbiome in early life. While the relevance of the microbiome is still being determined, the evidence is increasing that it plays an important role in long-term health and well-being.