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May 1, 2013

Restoring Science to the National Children's Study

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Author Affiliations: Departments of Epidemiology & Biostatistics and Pediatrics & Human Development, College of Human Medicine, Michigan State University, East Lansing.

JAMA. 2013;309(17):1775-1776. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.3870

The unhappy state of the National Children's Study (NCS) has been described in several recent publications.1,2 Authorized by Congress in 2000, but not fully funded until 2007, this ambitious National Institutes of Health (NIH) study has consumed years of planning efforts, produced many reports and white papers, and spent close to a billion dollars.

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