All the latest twins news from our researchers and around the world.
What are the top health research priorities for twins & multiples?
Are you a twin, higher-number multiple, parent, or health professional supporting multiple-birth families? A new global research collaboration is seeking your opinion on the most pressing multiple-birth issues needing research.Read more >
Researchers at The University of Western Australia are recruiting twins for a study to determine whether genetics play a part in trusting someone based on first impressions.Read more >
A taste for fat is not driven by genetics, rather it’s all down to diet, a new Deakin University study of Australian twins has found.Read more >
A new global research collaboration is seeking to improve outcomes for the twin pregnancy condition, Twin-Twin Transfusion Syndrome. This research is open to Australian parents and carers with experience in TTTS.Read more >
The Twin Study propelled NASA into the genomics era of space travel. It was a ground-breaking study comparing what happened to astronaut Scott Kelly, in space, to his identical twin brother, Mark, who remained on Earth. The perfect nature versus nurture study was born.Read more >
Twins have long held a fascination in our popular imagination. And while stories about telepathy are intriguing, says Director of Twins Research Australia John Hopper, twins hold the key to a more important mystery: nature versus nurture.Read more >
ABC-TV’s premier science program, Catalyst, has launched a fascinating new documentary about twins and why they are so important to health research. Researchers and members of Twins Research Australia are at the centre of this special episode, It’s a Twin Thing, now available on iView.Read more >
Melbourne researchers have discovered a new way to interpret mammograms that could transform routine breast screening and save lives.
Professor John Hopper said the new technique makes it possible to predict with 30 per cent more accuracy which women will develop breast cancer in the future.Read more >
The Older Australian Twins Study, led by Perminder Sachdev and Julian Trollor of the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing at the University of New South Wales, has been recruiting TRA twins (65 years old and older) for more than nine years and has made a substantial contribution to understanding brain ageing.Read more >
As you would expect, five-year-old identical twins, Marcos and Gabriel have a great deal in common. They love playing outside, riding on their bikes and playing board games.
But some differences are starting to emerge. Gabriel suffers from asthma, hives on his skin and a heart murmur while Marcos doesn’t.Read more >