Swedish Twin Registry Core Facility

The Swedish Twin registry (STR) is an (inter)national resource and data from the registry can become available to academic and industry-based researchers. Founded in 1961, STR covers all same-sex twin births since 1886, and all twin births (same and opposite-sex) since 1926.

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Facts about STR core facility

Location: Karolinska Institutet, Campus Solna

Director: Patrik Magnusson

Manager: Ulrika Zagai

Keywords: Twin, zygosity, population-based, register data, genetics, biobank

Department: Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Funding: Karolinska Institutet, The Swedish Research Council, user fees

Swedish Twin Registry webpage: The Swedish Twin Registry | Karolinska Institutet (