The Nigerian Twin and Sibling Registry

Yoon-Mi Hur, Jong Woo Kim, Kee Wha Chung, Joong Sik Shin, Hoe-Uk Jeong, Emmanuel Auta
2012 Twin Research and Human Genetics  
Twin studies of Africans have been scarce although Africans have shown the highest twin birth rate in the world. As a parallel study of the South Korean Twin Registry, the Nigerian Twin and Sibling Registry (NTSR) was developed to understand causal influences on the development of cognitive abilities, personality, and mental health among Nigerians. Currently, 1,134 twins and 404 full- and half-siblings have been registered with NTSR. This article describes research background, goals, major
more » ... itment strategies, measures, and future directions of the NTSR.
doi:10.1017/thg.2012.116 pmid:23186589 fatcat:6bzmxgki2nflxeu2wzlllmpngi