Identification of twin pairs from large population-based samples.

@article{Webbink2006IdentificationOT,
  title={Identification of twin pairs from large population-based samples.},
  author={Dinand Webbink and Jaap Roeleveld and Peter M. Visscher},
  journal={Twin research and human genetics : the official journal of the International Society for Twin Studies},
  year={2006},
  volume={9 4},
  pages={
          496-500
        }
}
The basis of most twin studies is the ascertainment of twins, often through twin registries, and determination of zygosity. The current rate of twin births in many industrialized countries implies that in the near future around 3% or more of individuals will be a twin. Hence, there are and will be a lot of twins around and many of those will not participate in twin studies. However, if large population-based samples are available that include appropriate identifiers, then twins can be detected… CONTINUE READING

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