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  • Twins participate in FEASST of a study
    Melbourne twins, Royden and Pierson Budge, are participating in the FEASST study, looking into how diet affects male fertility. They explain why they joined and what is involved. Twins Research Australia thanks them most sincerely for their efforts to help us better understand this important area of men’s health.   Open to male twins, identical and […]
  • The psychology of raising twins and multiples
    My interest in twins has spanned my whole life as I was born a younger sibling of identical twins, explains Dr Katie Wood, a Senior Lecturer and Clinical Psychologist at Swinburne University of Technology who specialises in twin and family relationships. “I grew up always trying to divide and conquer this very tight twin dynamic […]
  • Does keeping twins together or apart in the classroom impact their academic development?
    Multiple-birth parents say it is one of most difficult decisions that they face: whether to separate or keep their twins together at school. Professor Brian Byrne of the School of Psychology, University of New England, investigates the many factors in a parent’s decision and seeks to answer the central question: will my twins prosper more […]
  • What twins teach us about health behaviour
    Researchers often compare the differences between identical and fraternal twins to better understand health and behaviour. The first major insight is that genes and environments almost always combine to influence our life trajectory. Sometimes the largest factor is genetics (think genetic disorders). Sometimes it’s environment (think infections). Mostly, it’s somewhere in between. Such studies have […]
  • Health Behaviours and Screening Questionnaire
    Eligibility: All adult twins and higher order multiples currently living in Australia This study will investigate twins’ views and habits regarding health providers and available screening tests. We will ask about your health and behaviours around screening in an online questionnaire. We will also ask a small number of participants to take part in an […]