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Older Australian Twin Study

Older Australian Twin Study

Initiatives -
Longitudinal study investigating healthy brain ageing in older twins (65+ years). To examine genetic and environmental influences on a range of ageing-related issues.
Start Year
2007
Funding
National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and Australian Research Council (ARC) Strategic Award Grant of the Ageing Well, Ageing Productively Program and NHMRC Project Grants
Supplementary Information
https://www.cambridge.org/core/services/aop-cambridge-core/content/view/B73180F0669DE5A6E548D6D7DC3F6982/S1832427419000768a.pdf/igems_the_consortium_on_interplay_of_genes_and_environment_across_multiple_studies_an_update.pdf
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Design

Study design
Population cohort
Follow Up
Followed our twin volunteers up every two years

Marker Paper

Sachdev PS, Lee T, Lammel A, et al. Cognitive functioning in older twins: the Older Australian Twins Study. Australas J Ageing. 2011;30 Suppl 2:17-23. doi:10.1111/j.1741-6612.2011.00534.x

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Recruitment

Sources of Recruitment
  • Families

Number of participants

Number of participants
599
Number of participants with biosamples

Access

Availability of data and biosamples

Data
Biosamples
Other

Availability of access information

By contacting the study representative