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The St Thomas’ UK Adult Twin Registry

The St Thomas’ UK Adult Twin Registry

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Initiatives -
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
1992
Funding
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.
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Investigators Contacts
  • Dr. Prof Francesc Williams
    King's College London
  • MD.Prof Tim Spector
    King’s College London
  • Victoria Vázquez
    King's College London

Design

Study design
Population cohort

Marker Paper

Spector TD, MacGregor AJ. The St. Thomas' UK Adult Twin Registry. Twin Res. 2002 Oct;5(5):440-3. doi: 10.1375/136905202320906246.

PUBMED 12537873

Recruitment

Sources of Recruitment
  • Families

Number of participants

Number of participants
14,274
Number of participants with biosamples
Supplementary Information
Twin pairs

Access

Availability of data and biosamples

Data
Biosamples
Other

Availability of access information

On the study website : https://twinsuk.ac.uk/