Table 1

Target field, analysis and materials

Analytic methodMaterials
GenomeSNPsMother's blood, child's and father's saliva
EpigenomeDNA methylation arrayUmbilical cord, cord blood
MetagenomeGut microbiome (16S rRNA)Mother’s faeces (T1, T3), child’s faeces (birth, 1 Mo, 4 Mo)
MetabolomeLC-MS/MSMother's urine, cord blood
ExposurePCB analysis (GC-MS)Mother's blood, cord blood
NutritionNutrition survey, serum nutrientsMother's blood, cord blood
  • GC-MS, gas chromatography-mass spectrometry; LC-MS/MS, liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry; Mo, month; PCB, polychlorinated biphenyl; SNP, single-nucleotide polymorphism; T1, first trimester; T3, third trimester.