Study to follow children through adulthood, track illnesses

Federal scientists are getting ready to recruit for what may be one of the most ambitious studies ever in the U.S. The study, which will cost $2.7 billion, plans to follow 100,000 pregnant woman and their children from before birth until the children turn 21. Researchers hope to find out why obesity, autism, and behavioral problems are on the rise, among other possible results. FierceBioResearcher