All the latest twins news from our researchers and around the world.
Having multiple-birth babies can be a time of wonder and excitement. But according to a first-ever international collaborative report released today, these babies and their families can also face serious disadvantages compared to parents of single-birth babies.Read more >
A new twin study has found genetic makeup does not predispose people to tooth decay, however the research did find that children with overweight mothers are more likely to have cavities.Read more >
Data from a private insurance company has given scientists a new way to study whether nature or nurture matters more when it comes to staying healthy in the face of disease. Though the answer isn’t definitive or exact — it varies according to each of the 560 diseases that were studied — the technique holds promise for bringing more insights in the future.Read more >
In a world first, researchers from UNSW Sydney and QUT have used genetic testing to detect semi-identical twins during pregnancy.Read more >
The future of scientific discovery looks bright with a first-ever global survey finding twins and their families world-wide suppport the fundamental role they play in research.Read more >
Twins not only have a bestie from birth — they also live longer than singletons. And those two factors may be related, according to University of Washington research.Read more >
What are the top health research priorities for twins & multiples?
Are you a twin, higher-number multiple, parent, or health professional supporting multiple-birth families? A new global research collaboration is seeking your opinion on the most pressing multiple-birth issues needing research.Read more >
Researchers at The University of Western Australia are recruiting twins for a study to determine whether genetics play a part in trusting someone based on first impressions.Read more >
A taste for fat is not driven by genetics, rather it’s all down to diet, a new Deakin University study of Australian twins has found.Read more >
A new global research collaboration is seeking to improve outcomes for the twin pregnancy condition, Twin-Twin Transfusion Syndrome. This research is open to Australian parents and carers with experience in TTTS.Read more >
The Twin Study propelled NASA into the genomics era of space travel. It was a ground-breaking study comparing what happened to astronaut Scott Kelly, in space, to his identical twin brother, Mark, who remained on Earth. The perfect nature versus nurture study was born.Read more >