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A twin visit with the Mac Twins

Alana and Lisa Macfarlane, presenters, DJs and mirror twins recently joined the biggest cohort of twins in the UK, TwinsUK, and visited our department on Friday 14th November to take part in their first ever twin visit. They were the subject of a number of tests whose results will now join a database with data […]

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Body weight heavily influenced by microbes in the gut, finds twin study

Our genetic makeup influences whether we are fat or thin by shaping which types of microbes thrive in our body, according to a study by researchers at King’s College London and Cornell University. By studying pairs of twins at King’s Department of Twin Research, researchers identified a specific, little known bacterial family that is highly […]

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DTR on show at the Evening Standard 1000 Party

The Department of Twin Research (DTR), King’s College London were delighted to have been asked to take part in the 2014 Evening Standard Power 1000 party on October 16th, with five sets of identical twins engaged in interactive fun science with influential party-goers. The party was sponsored by the Wellcome Trust (also a sponsor of […]

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Department of Twin Research launches British Gut

British Gut – an innovative UK open-source science project to understand the microbial diversity of the human gut – is launched today by the Department of Twin Research at King’s College London, in collaboration with American Gut. This cutting edge science project will give people in the UK and across Europe the opportunity to be […]

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TwinsUK at National Twin Day UK

TwinsUK researchers, Kirsten Ward and Sarah Metrustry talked about the work of carried out by TwinsUK at the National Twin Day UK 2014 at Wicksteed Park on Saturday 13th September. The event was successfully organised by the Twins Gift Company and brought twins of all ages and their families together for a day of fun […]

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Welcome back Hugo and Ross

TwinsUK welcomes back Hugo and Ross after their Greenland expedition. Their trek was inspired by the work done by Spinal Research and the polar expeditions of Sir Ernest Shackleton. Ross used the equipment and provisions available during Shackleton’s expedition and Hugo used everything a modern day explorer would use. In order to assess how exposure […]

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