NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Five learning institutions and a children's hospital have joined the National Children's Study and will begin working in their regions with potential volunteers for the project, which will study the genetics and environments of 100,000 children from their fetal phases through young adulthood.

The goal of the NCS is to create a comprehensive study of how genes and the environment interact and affect children's health.

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