First local baby born into National Children's Study

Mar 8, 2011

Back in December 2010 we told you that St. Louis is joining the National Children's Study, the largest long-term study of child health ever conducted in the United States.

Well, the very first local participant in the study has been born in St. Louis, the St. Louis Business Journal reports today.

As is the nature of the study, the identities of the participants are confidential, a spokeswoman for the study told the Business Journal.

The study will follow 100,000 children nationwide from before birth to age 21.