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Issue 7 Autumn 2014

star imagePlease enjoy this issue of the latest ATR news

 imageAustralia Day honour for twin researcher
Twin researcher, Professor Sam Berkovic, received the Companion of the Order of Australia for "eminent service to biomedical research in the field of epilepsy genetics" in this year's Australia Day honours. Professor Berkovic's work with twins has shaped his research and his career. Read more...

 imageJamie Daddo: A different canvas
While their lives may have taken different paths, identical twin brothers, artist Jamie and TV presenter Andrew Daddo, remain close. As Jamie launches his latest exhibition, he invites other twins to share his love of nature through art. Read more...


 imageThe ATR's iPad comp; we have a winner!
Not only did 5000 plus ATR members update their contact details as part of our recent iPad competition but we also had a very worthy twin prize winner. Read more...

imageThe ATR's latest project
Many thanks for the great response from our members to our exciting new initiative, the health and lifestyle questionnaire. This online survey is designed to help us to better understand our members. And to provide an extra bit of incentive for you to join in, we are running a great competition. Read more...


 imageTwin research shows us that our teachers may be doing a better job than we think
Interesting findings from twin research at NSW's University of New England into student literacy and numeracy are questioning some long held assumptions. Read more...


imageNot all twins share a special language
Twins are often known to have their own special language, but what happens when one twin can't understand or communicate effectively with the other – or anyone else? Read more...

imageTwin studies need you
Learn more about the fascinating research studies currently seeking twins. Is early breast development a factor in breast cancer? What are the causes of addiction? How does type-2 diabetes contribute to dementia? Read more...

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