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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:



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. or

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