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Largest-ever study of U.S. child health begins

Posted on Feb 9, 2009 in Health & Wellness

Hope is to see how environment interacts with genetics to impact healthupdated 1:58 p.m. ET, Tues., Jan. 13, 2009 WASHINGTON – Scientists begin recruiting mothers-to-be in North Carolina and New York this week for the largest study of U.S. children ever performed – aiming eventually to track 100,000 around the country from conception to age 21. “We are embarking on the road to discovering the preventable causes of the major chronic diseases that plague American children today,” Dr. Philip Landrigan of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, one of the lead researchers,...

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