Video feature: The Future of the Children of the 90s
11 March 2011
Across the years, numerous and varied tissue samples have been collected and analysed (sometimes before any obvious use was known for them), and thousands of questionnaires have been completed, examining families and individuals’ behaviour in minute detail. Today, with George Davey-Smith directing the project, it continues to produce an astonishing wealth of scientific data, studied and used by scientists around the world.
In some respects, the Children of the 90s project is just getting started. As one generation gives way to the next, the increasing wealth of behavioural and biological data - combined with advances in genetics and epigenetics - continues to produce further revelations about modern humans living in a modern environment.
In this film, we meet both Jean and George in the Children of the 90s base in Bristol. This one remarkable building encompasses everything about the project, from the participants on the ground floor to the data analysis one floor up and continuing to the scientists above.
In July 2010, the Wellcome Trust renewed core funding for the project in partnership with the Medical Research Council, totalling £6 million over the next three years.
Running time: 4 min 22 s
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