Twin, association and current “omics” studies

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This paper describes the estimation of heritability, the genetic analysis of comorbid traits based on twin designs and on indices based on measured genetic relatedness. Next, approaches to identify genes and to examine the modification of heritability are described. The paper concludes with a discussion on the continued value of twin studies. © 2013 Informa UK Ltd. All rights reserved: reproduction in whole or part not permitted.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9-12
JournalJournal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine
Issue numberS2
Early online date1 Oct 2013
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Cohort Studies

  • Netherlands Twin Register (NTR)


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