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The Swedish Twin Registry, the biggest twin registry in the world

The Swedish Twin Registry, managed by Karolinska Institutet is the largest of its kind and has become an invaluable resource for medical research.

The Swedish Registry was established in the 1960s to study how smoking affects our health. By then, little was known about the dangers of smoking.

There is, at present, information on approximately 85 000 twin pairs, both monozygotic and dizygotic.There are currently around 30 ongoing projects based on the Swedish twin registry. The studies cover a wide range of public health issues, with among others, a focus on dementia diseases, allergies, cancer and cardiovascular diseases. Recently, the Twin Registry has become a so called "core facility" at KI.

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The Swedish Twin Registry is a research goldmine, and has been so for the last 30 years. The amount of published papers based on the Swedish Registry is staggering and you can find them under publications here on our webpage.

Contact us

Fax: +46 (0)831 4975
Email: tvillingregistret@ki.se

The Swedish Twin Registry
Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Karolinska Institutet
PO Box 281
SE-171 77 Stockholm

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