Individual Study / MTSADA

Minnesota Twin Study of Adult Development and Aging

Minnesota Twin Study of Adult Development and Aging

Initiatives -
The Minnesota Twin Study of Adult Development began in 1986 to identify what causes individual differences in aging. Study of identical (MZ) and fraternal (DZ) twins allows for estimation of how genes and environment affect the aging process.
Start Year
1984
End Year
1994
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Investigators Contacts
  • Dr. Professor Matthew McGue
    University of Minnesota

Design

Study design
Population cohort

Recruitment

Sources of Recruitment
  • Families

Number of participants

Number of participants
810
Number of participants with biosamples
Supplementary Information
All twins born in Minnesota from 1936 to 1955 and between 1961 and 1964 to be used for psychological research.

Access

Availability of data and biosamples

Data
Biosamples
Other

Availability of access information

By contacting the study representative