This page is being updated with news about our research as new information becomes available. There are many researchers and students working on the information and samples you have all so generously provided.
Over the past three years, we have been collecting information about you all as the twins turned six years of age. We completed data collection at the end of 2016 and are currently consolidating this. We have already found some very interesting information about our families from the questionnaires, study visits and samples. Our laboratory staff and students are working on projects related to subjects such as dental health and development, obesity, blood pressure and gut bugs (see below). Two good articles about bacteria and our health that you might like to read can be found through the following links:
- Essays on health: microbes aren’t the enemy, they’re a big part of who we are
- Fat or thin: can the bacteria in our gut affect our eating habits and weight?
PETS in the media
Recently we were visited by the ABC Catalyst film crew who were making a documentary about twins. Three of our families took part in the filming and the crew were very interested in learning more about them and also about twins generally from A/Prof Jeff Craig, who together with Prof Richard Saffery has lead this study from its conception all those years ago. We expect the documentary to be aired in November 2017. From time to time we receive requests from the media to take part in documentaries or provide information about twins. If there are any families who might be interested in taking part in these events, please let us know. firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
International media hits:
- The Peri/Post-Natal Epigenetic Twins Study: interview with Jeff Craig on the Epigenomics journal website
- ABC Radio National: Truth about twins: Do they feel each other's pain, have ESP or share the same DNA?
- Double Trouble as Twins Plus Festival hits Melbourne
- Parents of twin children at higher mental health risk than parents of newborns- Nine News
- Healthier Kids: Insights from twin research- The Age
- Estranged twins reunited 27 years later unlock secrets to health- Seven News