Government seeking pregnant women for study

February 16, 2010 11:24:46 AM PST
If you are pregnant, the government wants to enlist your help.

The National Children's Study is trying to enroll 100,000 women in the U.S for the largest-ever study on the health of children, beginning even before they are born.

Researchers are collecting nail clippings, breast milk, placentas and just about anything you can imagine. They hope to answer questions about genetic diseases, and whether diets or pesticides can cause conditions ranging from asthma to autism.