BiSC project

BiSC is a prospective cohort study of pregnant women, their offspring and partners in an urban population. The study is designed to identify early environmental and genetic causes of normal and abnormal growth, development and health from foetal life until young adulthood.

BISC is composed by three sub-cohorts:

a) Pregnant women, recruited at week 12 of pregnancy and followed up through the whole pregnancy and afterwards.

b) Offspring, recruited at birth.

c) Partners.

BISC is conducted in Barcelona, including three of the major hospitals, Sant Joan de Deu, Maternitat-Clínic and Sant Pau, (SJdD and SP), including 1,200 new-borns, with an emphasis on personal assessment of exposures, imaging and the study of placenta.

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