Biorepository partners with Intergenerational Health Study

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The BWH/Harvard Cohorts Biorespository is partnering with the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development to launch the Intergenerational Health Study (IGHS) this summer. 
IGHS is interested in understanding the long-term impact of a mother’s health on her child’s health, which may be helpful in improving the health and wellbeing in subsequent generations. The study is enrolling 4,900 pairs of mothers and their adolescent and young adult children to look at many health outcomes, such as heart health, reproduction, metabolic health, brain development, immune function, bone development, and kidney function.

The Biorepository will be collecting and storing samples as part of this important generational study.