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The Western Australian Pregnancy Cohort (Raine) Study is designed to improve human health and well-being, by determining how events during pregnancy and childhood influence development, health and well-being throughout life.

It is one of the largest multi-generational prospective cohorts of pregnancy, childhood, adolescence and now early adulthood to be carried out anywhere in the world.

By following the lives of the 2,868 babies and their families in Western Australia from 1989, the Raine Study has been able to track their development and health for over a quarter of a century. It is now clear that both genes and the environment of mother, baby, child and adolescent are key contributors to health and well-being outcomes, and this prospectively collected extensive data resource will assist in unravelling the complex interaction of multiple factors in the pathways to health and well-being over the life course.