Calls for collaboration
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Prof Frances Williams and colleagues at the Department of Twin Research and Genetic Epidemiology, King's College London, are collecting microbiome samples (saliva and stool) from RA discordant and concordant twin pairs. The study will collect questionnaire data and samples, including access to the rheumatologist for blood test results. If you can contribute to this study, please send Frances an email.
Prof Tom Mack and colleagues at the Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California (USA), are reaching out to twins diagnosed with breast cancer in order to understand why some women remain free from breast cancer when other women with the same genetics and upbringing are affected. They are looking for MZ and DZ pairs, either concordant or discordant for breast cancer. If you can contribute, please send Tom an email.
Autism, Cerebral Palsy, and Epilepsy
Prof Jeff Craig, Deakin University (Australia), is interested in hearing from twin studies that may have MZ twins discordant for autism, cerebral palsy or epilepsy, ideally with either buccal or blood samples. If you can contribute, please send Jeff an email.