The Swedish Twin Registry, the biggest twin registry in the world
The Swedish Twin Registry, managed by the Karolinska Institute 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. 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 about 30 ongoing projects based on the Swedich twin registry. The studies cover a wide range of public health issues among others a focus on dementia diseases, allergies, cancer and cardiovascular diseases.
More information about the various projects can be found under the link our projects.
The latest news from The Swedish Twin Registry
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. Below we will present the lates ones.