HealthTwiSt: The Berlin Twin Registry for Health Research

Andreas Busjahn
2012 Twin Research and Human Genetics  
The Berlin Twin Registry has its focus on health research. It is operated as a private company, making twin studies available to academic institutions as well as commercial partners in the area of biotechnology and nutrition. Recruitment is based on invitation in the context of mass media coverage of scientific results. Phenotyping in the unselected twin subjects is directed toward intermediate phenotypes that can bear on common diseases. These phenotypes include proteomic approaches and gene
more » ... pression. Some results are briefly described to give an impression of the range of research topics and related opportunities for retrospective and prospective collaborative research.
doi:10.1017/thg.2012.95 pmid:23095330 fatcat:mhawksqhzfat5jp4mghcovo664