The finish twin cohort
The Twin study is a large research collection of data and samples from Finnish twins. three waves in 1975, 1981 and 1990. The fourth wave data collection was conducted in three separate sub-studies by year of birth. **Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org**
- Start Year
- End Year
- Studies within the Finnish Twin Cohort have been supported, among others, by the Academy of Finland Center of Excellence in Complex Disease Genetics (grants 213506 and 129680), the Academy of Finland (grants 100499, 205585, 118555 and 141054), Global Research Awards for Nicotine Dependence (GRAND), European Network for Genetic and Genomic Epidemiology (ENGAGE), FP7-HEALTH-F4-2007 (grant 201413), NIH (grants DA12854, AA12502, AA00145, AA09203, AA15416) and the Sanger Institute. The support of the Nordic Cancer Union, The Finnish Cancer Society, the Sigrid Juselius Foundation and The Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation is also gratefully acknowledged.
- Study design
- Population cohort
- Follow Up
- Register-linkages to various medical registers have taken place. Since the 1990 questionnaire, many twins have been asked to participate in selected sub-studies which have focused on specific study questions and traits, but no unselected questionnaire survey had been conducted after that. In 2011 a questionnaire was mailed for the 35-year follow-up.
Kaprio J. The Finnish Twin Cohort Study: an update. Twin Res Hum Genet. 2013 Feb;16(1):157-62. doi: 10.1017/thg.2012.142. Epub 2013 Jan 8.
- Sources of Recruitment
Number of participants
- Number of participants
- Number of participants with biosamples
No coverage data about the variables classifications are available.