The Swedish Twin Registry: a unique resource for clinical, epidemiological and genetic studies.

@article{Lichtenstein2002TheST,
  title={The Swedish Twin Registry: a unique resource for clinical, epidemiological and genetic studies.},
  author={Paul Lichtenstein and Ulf H de Faire and Birgitta Floderus and Magnus Svartengren and Pia Svedberg and Nancy L Pedersen},
  journal={Journal of internal medicine},
  year={2002},
  volume={252 3},
  pages={184-205}
}
The Swedish Twin Registry (STR), which today has developed into a unique resource, was first established in the late 1950s to study the importance of smoking and alcohol consumption on cancer and cardiovascular diseases whilst controlling for genetic propensity to disease. Since that time, the Registry has been expanded and updated on several occasions, and the focus has similarly broadened to most common complex diseases. In the following, we will summarize the content of the database… CONTINUE READING
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