Individual Study / NAS-NRC

Twin Registry and Duke Twins Study

Twin Registry and Duke Twins Study

Initiatives -
Comprehensive registry of white male twin pairs born in the USA between 1917 and 1927, both of the twins having served in the military. The purpose was medical research and ultimately improved clinical care.
Start Year
1967
End Year
2006
Funding
NIH
Supplementary Information
"IGEMS (17) (Interplay of Genes and Environment across Multiple Studies) "
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Investigators Contacts
  • Dr. Professor Margaret Gatz
    University of Southern California

Design

Study design
Population cohort
Follow Up
Subsequent questionnaires were mailed in 1974 , 1985 , 1998 and 2005-2006

Marker Paper

Gatz M, Harris JR, Kaprio J, et al. Cohort Profile: The National Academy of Sciences-National Research Council Twin Registry (NAS-NRC Twin Registry). Int J Epidemiol. 2015;44(3):819-825. doi:10.1093/ije/dyu181

PUBMED 25183748

Recruitment

Sources of Recruitment
  • Families

Number of participants

Number of participants
15,924
Number of participants with biosamples
Supplementary Information
15,924 twin pairs(born 1917-1927 in the United States, both of whom served in the United States military).

Access

Availability of data and biosamples

Data
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Availability of access information

By contacting the study representative