Journal article

The Guangzhou Twin Project: An Update

Yingfeng Zheng, Xiaohu Ding, Yanxian Chen, Mingguang He

Twin Research and Human Genetics | CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS | Published : 2013

Abstract

The Guangzhou Twin Registry is a population-based registry of twins residing in Guangzhou City. The initial registry database included 9,700 pairs of young twins recruited from the Official Household Registry of Guangzhou City. The registry is designed to provide a resource to identify the genetic and environmental causes of common diseases with an initial focus on eye diseases. From 2006 onward, phenotype and DNA collection have been completed for more than 1,200 twin pairs and their parents or siblings. Most of the young twins have come back for an annual examination of the progressive traits, such as refraction, ocular biometry, weight, and height. Genome-wide association scans have been ..

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University of Melbourne Researchers

Grants

Awarded by Fundamental Research Funds of the State Key Laboratory; National Natural Science Foundation of China


Funding Acknowledgements

Supported by Fundamental Research Funds of the State Key Laboratory; National Natural Science Foundation of China Grant 30772393; and National Science Foundation for Distinguished Young Scholars.