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The Swedish Twin Registry in the Third Millennium: An Update

  • Paul Lichtenstein (a1), Patrick F. Sullivan (a2), Sven Cnattingius (a3), Margaret Gatz (a4), Sofie Johansson (a5), Eva Carlström (a6), Camilla Björk (a7), Magnus Svartengren (a8), Alicja Wolk (a9), Lars Klareskog (a10), Ulf de Faire (a11), Martin Schalling (a12), Juni Palmgren (a13) and Nancy L. Pedersen (a14)...

Abstract

The Swedish Twin Registry was first established in the late 1950s. Today it includes more than 170,000 twins — in principle all twins born in Sweden since 1886. In this article we describe some ongoing and recently completed projects based on the registry. In particular, we describe recent efforts to screen all twins born between 1959 and 1985, and young twin pairs when they turn 9 and 12 years of age. For these studies, we present initial frequencies of common conditions and exposures.

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Corresponding author

*Address for correspondence: Paul Lichtenstein, Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Box 281, SE–171 77 Stockholm, Sweden.
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Twin Research and Human Genetics
  • ISSN: 1832-4274
  • EISSN: 1839-2628
  • URL: /core/journals/twin-research-and-human-genetics
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