Expanding the power of genetic analysis of complex traits in multiply phenotyped twin sibships [ 2013 - 2014 ]

Also known as: Finding genes for common diseases

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Researchers: Prof Nicholas Martin (Principal investigator) ,  A/Pr Sarah Medland Dr David Duffy Dr John Whitfield Dr Manuel Ferreira

Brief description Our aim is to identify genes influencing common diseases including melanoma, asthma and cardiovascular disease. We measure adolescent twins for moliness, skin, hair and eye colour and a variety of blood traits. We have already found new genes for mole count, eye colour, skin damage, and several different blood cell types. For each of these disease traits there are many more genes to be found and these will inform new treatments. We plan to genotype 600 new families (2000 individuals) to help achieve this.

Funding Amount $AUD 541,556.93

Funding Scheme Project Grants

Notes Standard Project Grant

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