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9. Study to Explore Early Development 3 (SEED 3)


Seed 3 is a multi-site study designed to learn about the causes of autism and developmental delay (DD), common traits and health conditions among children with autism and DD, and the impact of genes and environment on child development. SEED 3 will include young children who were born in and still live in central North Carolina. This study is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and the UNC Principal Researcher is Dr. Julie Daniels at the UNC School of Public Health.

Recruiting Info:

Enrolling children ages 2y6 months and 5 years who were born between January 2014 and December 2017 in one of the following counties: Alamance, Chatham, Davidson, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Guilford, Johnston, Nash, Orange, Person, Randolph, Rockingham, and Wake

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