TwinsUK Genetic Epidemiology Resource


This project aims to build on the existing TwinsUK resource. The previous Wellcome FGI funded development of the twin resource and the creation of a website and open access by researchers to limited twin data. We plan to ensure that the resource is investigated as thoroughly as possible, answering specific questions in a variety of fields, using well-designed studies in a cost-effective manner. In addition to maintaining and studying the existing phenotypes, the following will occur:

  • Collection of new and longitudinal phenotypes eg. adipose tissue, eye data, inflammatory markers
  • Linkage study and statistical analysis on 2,500 pairs
  • Maintenance and consolidation of twin resource
  • Extending the use of the database and website development


The Wellcome Trust


2006 - 2011