twin research

twin research

Human rights
A popular term referring to a pseudoscientific experiments on twins carried out by Dr Josef Mengele at the Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau. An estimated 1500 pairs of twins—the so-called Mengele twins—arrived at the camp; 100 pairs—the Children of Auschwitz Nazi Deadly Lab Experiments Survivors (CANDLES)—survived. 

Psychiatry
A method of investigating the relative degree of phenotypic variance attributable to either genetic factors, or to transmissible and nontransmissible environmental factors. In twin research, dissimilarities between monozygotic twins are compared with the behavioural variations in non-twin siblings or dizygotic twins.
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Professor Tim Spector, from the department of Twin Research at King's College London, said: "The finding that eating certain meat and plant proteins are linked to healthier blood pressure is an exciting finding.
Prof Tim Spector from the department of Twin Research at King's college London said: "The finding that eating certain meat and plant proteins are linked to healthier blood pressure is an exciting finding.
As volunteers in The Department of Twin research, based at Kings College Hospital, for the last 21 years Karen and Lindsey are still just as fascinated meeting other twins, discussing behaviour and seeing two people who walk and talk in such similar ways, as well as looking the same.
Tim Spector, MD, Professor of Genetic Epidemiology, King's College London, and Director of the Department of Twin Research and Genetic Epidemiology at St.
We found that DED is very common in the female population," said lead author Dr Jelle Vehof of the Department of Twin Research and Genetic Epidemiology at St Thomas Hospital in London.
Professor Tim Spector, Head of the Department of Twin Research and Genetic Epidemiology at King's College London said that these findings are very exciting and they have found that the digestive 'tools' in metabolism vary between people and the genes coding for these can have a large influence on weight.
My recollection of the twin research, in this area, is that there generally is a higher concordance rate for identical than fraternal twins but that even with identical twins that concordance rate rarely exceeds a value in the fifty percent range.
It was actually because 800 twins descended on St Thomas' Hospital to celebrate 21 years of twin research.
provides a compelling overview of her experience with the MISTRA and its scientific contributions to twin research and the nature-nurture debate.
Acta Geneticae Medicae et Gemelloglogiae: Twin Research, 39, 231-244.
Early prediction before hair loss starts may lead to some interesting therapies that are more effective than treating late-stage hair loss," said Spector, a researcher in Kings College London's department of twin research and genetic epidemiology.