Twins Research Australia is unique – we are the only dedicated national facility in Australia bringing twins and researchers together for vital health research to not only benefit the health of twins but all Australians.

There is no more powerful way to investigate genetic and environmental influences on health and disease than twin research. It has contributed to important insights into some of our most pressing health concerns including cancer, heart disease, diabetes, obesity, epilepsy, asthma, and mental health.

Twin research offers the potential to fast-track research and to find cures faster. Twins bring known genetic and environmental factors to a study, thus saving time and resources in establishing baseline data for research. Also our state-of-the-art database of 75,000 volunteer twins – one of the biggest in the world – matches eligible twins to relevant research projects. This means researchers don’t have to undertake their own time-consuming and costly searches for study participants.

You can make a world of difference with a gift to our life-changing research!

Donations of $2 or more are tax deductible

How to donate:

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Twins Research Australia

Address: 3/207 Bouverie St
Carlton, Vic 3010


ABN: 84 002 705 224

Twins Research Australia has received continuous funding from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) since 1981, most recently through a Centre of Research Excellence Grant (2015-2022). TRA is administered by the University of Melbourne.

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