The US National Institutes of Health has hit the brakes on the National Children's Study, the massive longitudinal project that would sequence the genomes of 100,000 US babies and collect loads of environmental, lifestyle, and medical data on them until the age of 21.

NIH said last week it would stop the study for a review after the National Academy of Sciences released a report saying the NCS needs some major changes to its design, management, and oversight.

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