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Predicting Our Health: The Family Cohort Study
The Connors Center for Women’s Health and Gender Biology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital is undertaking a unique and innovative project called The Family Cohort Study. This initiative is designed to apply a gender-specific lens to examine the nature of human health and disease. The study will draw from the 8,000 births a year on average that occur at BWH through the Center for Women and Newborns, and include generations of families over time. Using state-of-the-art research methods and technologies, the hospital will follow mothers who volunteer for the study through pregnancy and beyond, as well as their husbands, partners, and children. Data gathered is expected to provide an understanding never before possible of the genetic, environmental and biological factors that contribute to both health and disease. Ultimately, these findings will help in the development of groundbreaking, gender-specific treatments and disease prevention strategies for both women and men.

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