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Meet the scientists behind Children of the 90s

A teenager at a Children of the 90s clinic

A teenager at a Children of the 90s clinic

Press release issued: 9 November 2010

The world-famous study, Children of the 90s, has followed over 10,000 babies born nearly 20 years ago. Join researchers this Thursday [11 November] to discuss the project’s findings about health and social issues.

Children of the 90s is a fascinating research project that has been following the health and development of over 12,000 children since they were born in the Bristol area nearly 20 years ago.

What has the project discovered and where does it go from here?  

This Thursday [November 11] the public are invited to talk to the scientists face-to-face in round-table discussion groups. 

The Children of the 90s project is researching a huge range of issues, both medical and social, and there will be experts on everything from genetics to addiction, nutrition to asthma, autism to women’s health.

Andy Ness, Professor of Epidemiology, will give a brief overview of the project, and then people can choose which discussions they wish to join.  The scientists are preparing to answer any questions thrown at them.  Here are just a few of the issues which could be explored:

  • What is the point of genetic research?  Will it lead to any treatments or cures?
  • Is there a connection between cannabis and schizophrenia?
  • How important is diet in pregnancy?
  • How is allergy linked to asthma?
  • How can we prevent suicide in young people?
  • What is the role of genetics in smoking?
  • Is the menopause really that awful? 

This free event, called Children of the 90s come of age will take place on Thursday 11 November from 6 to 8 pm at Armada House, Telephone Avenue, Bristol BS1 4BQ.

All are welcome.  For further information and to book a place contact Marla Cattelona in the University’s Centre for Public Engagement, tel (0117) 331 8318, email


Further information

Please contact Joanne Fryer for further information.
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