Genetics of complex traits in multiply phenotyped twin sibships: the Brisbane Longitudinal Twin Study [ 2012 - 2016 ]

Also known as: The Brisbane Longitudinal Twin Study: Finding genes for common diseases

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Researchers: Prof Nicholas Martin (Principal investigator) ,  Dr David Duffy Dr Manuel Ferreira Dr John Whitfield

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 keep expanding our sample size achieve this.

Funding Amount $AUD 1,019,887.46

Funding Scheme Project Grants

Notes Standard Project Grant

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