Twins Research Australia is a national organisation open to all researchers to access.
About Twins Research Australia
Twins Research Australia is a national organisation open to all researchers to access. We manage a large database of over 70,000 twins who are willing to consider participation in health related research to assist researchers with answering their research questions. Twin research is uniquely valuable for understanding how genes, behaviour, and environment affect health and wellbeing.
Twins Research Australia members are of all ages, zygosity (identical and non-identical) and different states of health from around Australia. On the whole they tend to be representative of the Australian population and therefore have a similar percentage of disease which provides a unique “people bank” to address a wide range of health related issues. We are currently in the process of sending out a comprehensive Health and Life Style Questionnaire to all our members to ascertain their up to date medical history status and allow us to further characterise our membership for the research community.
Twins Research Australia has contributed to high impact findings in epilepsies, breast cancer, melanoma, smoking bone and dental health and continues to support research in obesity, HIV, dementia and mental illness plus many other health related fields.