Scientists have developed a molecular “clock” that could reshape how pediatricians measure and monitor childhood growth and potentially allow for an earlier diagnosis of life-altering development disorders. The research, published this week in PNAS, describes how the addition of chemical tags to DNA over time can potentially be used to screen for developmental differences and health problems in children.
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What is personal information?
Personal information means recorded information about an identifiable individual other than contact information and would include, but is not limited to, such things as an individual’s name, address, birth date, e-mail address and phone number.
What kind of information is being collected?
Unless you provide additional information, we collect only the following information as you browse through our website:
- Your Internet Protocol (IP) address and browser-type.
- The date and time of your visit.
- The pages visited within our site.
- The address of the referrer website, if you have been referred to our site by a search engine (or other site).
We collect this information for statistical purposes and for evaluating our website to make it more useful to visitors. Our software records the Internet Protocol (IP) addresses of computers that contact our web site. We use these addresses to generate geographic-related statistics, and to help administer the site, in general. We make no attempt to link addresses with the identities of individuals visiting our site.
If you send an email message to us or complete a questionnaire, form, or other on-line survey found on our website, we only use your personal information for responding to and processing your requests for information. Personal information collected will only be used for the specific purpose for which you provided the information and will not be made available to others for any other purpose. Information provided by you becomes a record of the organization under the control of the BC Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and may be further collected, used and disclosed in accordance with that Act.
We do not disclose, give, sell or transfer any personal information about our website visitors unless required for law enforcement or otherwise provided for by law.
BC Children's Hospital Research Institute (BCCHR) uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (Google).
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BCCHR uses IP masking within Google Analytics to anonymize personal information collected by Google. IP masking is a customization which removes the last octet of the visitor's IP address prior to its use and storage by Google.
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The BCCHR web site contains links to other websites. BCCHR is not responsible for the privacy practices of these websites.