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Nature vs. Nurture Study

USF is joining the ranks of Yale, Johns Hopkins and UCLA by taking part in the National Institute of Health's three-point-two billion dollar "National Children's Study." The study will follow 100-thousand children around the country from before birth to the age of 21 to see the effect the interaction of genes and the environment has on their health.

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Dr. Kathleen O'Rourke, USF Professor of Epidemiology and co-director of the Hillsborough and Orange Counties' sections of the National Children's Study, talks about what participants can expect to get out of the experience.

For more information

Dr. Kathleen O'Rourke, Professor of Epidemiology, USF College of Public Health
E-mail: korourke@hsc.usf.edu or 813-974-3240

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