The generation game
Nature 471, 5 (03 March 2011) doi:10.1038/471005a
Published online 02 March 2011
Now and then, Britain creates something it can really be proud of. The Beatles, fish and chips, cream teas and pubs tend to rank high in polls, as can the Royal Family, particularly with wedding bells in the air. But ask epidemiologists, and they will probably praise a lesser-known British achievement: birth-cohort studies, the observation of groups of people from birth onwards.
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