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The Chinese National Twin Registry: An Update

  • Liming Li (a1), Wenjing Gao (a1), Canqing Yu (a1), Jun Lv (a1), Weihua Cao (a1), Siyan Zhan (a1), Shengfeng Wang (a1), Chaoqun Wu (a1) and Yonghua Hu (a1)...

Abstract

The Chinese National Twin Registry (CNTR), established in 2001, is the first and largest population-based twin registry in China. Based on the CNTR, a new twin cohort was recruited from 2011 to study the relationship between environmental risk factors and chronic diseases. So far, 33,874 twin pairs from nine provinces have been recruited, in which hundreds of disease-discordant twin pairs and even thousands of exposure-discordant twin pairs were found in this cohort. The updates of the CNTR will be introduced in detail in this article.

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Corresponding author

address for correspondence: Liming Li, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Peking University Health Science Center, 38 Xueyuan Road, Haidian District, Beijing 100191, China. E-mail: lmlee@vip.163.com

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