Journal article

The Guangzhou Twin Project

Mingguang He, Jian Ge, Yingfeng Zheng, Wenyong Huang, Junwen Zeng

TWIN RESEARCH AND HUMAN GENETICS | AUSTRALIAN ACAD PRESS | Published : 2006

Abstract

The Guangzhou Twin Registry, initiated in 2005, is a population-based registry of twins born between 1987 and 2000. To date, over 9700 pairs of twins, regardless of their health and medical history, were enrolled in the database using the Official Household Registry of Guangzhou City. The twins were subsequently verified by door-to-door visits based on the registry address. The primary goal of this registry is to develop a resource for genetic epidemiological studies on common diseases in the southern Chinese population. The initial focus is to distinguish the genetic and environmental determinants of eye diseases, in particular myopia and glaucoma. About 1000 pairs of twins living close to ..

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