NIH Cancels National Children’s Study

In December, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced the discontinuation of the National Children’s Study (NCS), an ambitious, multi-decade study of environmental influences on children's health.

At the 109th Meeting of the NIH Advisory Committee to the Director, the NCS Working Group, which was charged with evaluating whether the NCS is feasible as currently planned, presented its recommendations and findings. The Working Group concluded that while the overall goals of examining how environmental factors—defined broadly—influence health and development are meritorious and should be a priority for future scientific support, the NCS, as currently outlined, is not feasible. 

For more information, including a statement by NIH Director Dr. Francis S. Collins as well as the letters sent to participants and organizations, click Here.


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