Journal article

The Guangzhou Twin Eye Study: 2019 Update

Xiaohu Ding, Wei Wang, Jane Scheetz, Mingguang He

TWIN RESEARCH AND HUMAN GENETICS | CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS | Published : 2019

Abstract

The primary aim of the Guangzhou Twin Eye Study (GTES) is to explore the impact that genes and environmental influences have on common eye diseases. Since 2006, approximately 1300 pairs of twins, aged 7-15 years, were enrolled at baseline. Progressive phenotypes, such as cycloplegic refraction, axial length, height and weight, have been collected annually. Nonprogressive phenotypes such as parental refraction, corneal thickness, fundus photo, intraocular pressure and DNA were collected once at baseline. We are collaborating with fellow international twin researchers and psychologists to further explore links with general medical conditions. In this article, we review the history, major findin..

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Grants

Awarded by National Natural Science Foundation of China


Funding Acknowledgements

The research funded by National Natural Science Foundation of China (81600763) and Fundamental Research Funds of the State Key Laboratory. Prof. Mingguang receives support from the University of Melbourne Research Accelerator Program and the CERA Foundation. The Centre for Eye Research Australia receives Operational Infrastructure Support from the Victorian State Government. The sponsor or funding organization had no role in the design or conduct of this research.