twin study


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twin study

Epidemiology A study using twins to determine the interplay of nature–genetic and nurture–environment and disease and its treatment; the interpretation of twin study data is often easier as there are exact genetic matches–ie, identical–monozygotic and partial genetic matches–ie, fraternal–dizygotic twins which are used as controls
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An Australian twin study of the genetic basis of preeclampsia and eclampsia.
The University of Nottingham's Professor John Armour and Dr Angus Davison, in collaboration with UCL's Professor Chris McManus, conducted a twin study examining the whole genome - which contains hereditary information - of nearly 4,000 subjects from the London Twin Research Unit to compare left and right handed participants.
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