The 1958 Birth Cohort Resource
The full 1958BC resource may conveniently be viewed as consisting of four principal elements.
Data collected for the original Perinatal Mortality Study and each of the follow-up surveys (1958 - 2007).
Biospecimen resources are collectively referred to as the Biomedical resource.
- Information/data pertaining to measures of health and disease in the Biomedical Survey (2003)
- Blood samples and transformed cell lines from the Biomedical Survey, the DNA extracted from the blood and cell lines, and the extensive genotypes that have been generated from the DNA
- Biomedical samples (blood,urine and saliva) collected in the Biomedical Survey that are used for purposes other than generating DNA