The St Thomas’ UK Adult Twin Registry
The overall objectives of the unit are: 1. To estimate heritabilities for common diseases and traits in adults. 2. Discover genes that influence these traits. 3. Provide a framework for epidemiologic studies using the twin design. 4. Develop statistical methodology to facilitate these aims
- Start Year
- The Wellcome Trust, the Medical Research Council and the Chronic Disease Research Foundation (CDRF) currently support TwinsUK. Since 2012, the GSTT/KCL NIHR Biomedical Research Centre has also provided support for twin visits. Several smaller charitable bodies and commercial companies have also contributed smaller grants.
- Study design
- Population cohort
Spector TD, MacGregor AJ. The St. Thomas' UK Adult Twin Registry. Twin Res. 2002 Oct;5(5):440-3. doi: 10.1375/136905202320906246.
- Sources of Recruitment
Number of participants
- Number of participants
- Number of participants with biosamples
- Supplementary Information
- Twin pairs
Availability of data and biosamples
Availability of access information
On the study website : https://twinsuk.ac.uk/
No coverage data about the variables classifications are available.