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  NEWGenetics of Campral Use
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2017  Pending  CM
  NEWGenetics of Clozapine Use
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2017  Pending  CZ
  NEWFinding the genes for DIZYGOTIC TWINNING
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2017  Pending  DZT
  NEWGenetics of Lithium Use
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2017  Pending  LI
  Food Preferences
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2016  Pending  FP
  Language Study
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2016  Pending  LA
  Genetics of risk and response to treatment of depression
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2016  317 of 10621 subjects complete (3%)  MDD2
  Prospective Imaging Study of Ageing: Genes, Brain and Behaviour (PISA)
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2015  0 of 10 subjects complete (0%)  PI
  25 UP
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2015  3206 of 7187 subjects complete (45%)  TU
  Facial Attributes
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2014  Pending  FA
  Young and Well
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2014  Pending  YW
  Anorexia Nervosa Genetics Initiative (ANGI)
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2013  Pending  AN2
  Genetics of risk and response to treatment of depression
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2013  Pending  MDD
  Cytokines Study
Investigate the hypothesis that proinflammatory cytokines are genetically associated with measures of depression and cognition in adolescents. More...
2012  33 of 294 subjects complete (11%)  CK
  Migraine and Epilepsy
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2012  98 of 104 subjects complete (94%)  EM
  Twin Dermoscopy Project
Investigating the association between the physical structure of moles and genes that determine pigmentation, such as skin, hair, and eye colour. More...
2012  344 of 1083 subjects complete (32%)  MC
  Migraine Endometriosis
This study aims to collect phenotype data on migraine, other related traits and general health. More...
2012  1734 of 1743 subjects complete (99%)  ME
  Endometriosis Tissue Collection
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2011  549 of 949 subjects complete (58%)  ET
  Asthma Appeal
Our main goal is to identify the genes that make some individuals more likely to develop asthma than others. More...
2010  168 of 170 subjects complete (99%)  AA
  Marc 7
Elevated rates of childhood trauma have been reported in studies assessing adults and adolescents presenting for the treatment of alcoholism or drug dependence. More...
2010  1881 of 1891 subjects complete (99%)  AU
  The 19UP Study
The Study mapping neurobiological changes across mental health stages More...
2009  Pending  NU
  Economic Games Project
Economists and policy-makers typically assume that humans are fundamentally selfish. More...
2008  In progress  EG
  Neurobiological changes in young people
Study of the characteristics of substance misuse and associated mental heath problems More...
2008  808 of 972 subjects complete (83%)  NS
  Brain Ageing
The most important ingredient of healthy ageing is a healthy brain More...
2007  93 of 118 subjects complete (79%)  BA
  Molecular Genetics of INATTENTION in Australia
Identification of genetic elements which predispose to the development and course of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder More...
2006  820 of 943 subjects complete (87%)  IA
  Mater University Study of Pregnancy
Investigation of mental and physical health in a cohort of pregnant mothers More...
2006  777 subjects  MU
  Parental Alcoholism and Child Environmental Risk
Examine the effect of environment (specifically parental influence) on childhood outcomes while controlling for genetic effects More...
2006  Pending  PC
  Asthma/Atopy and Methylation
Asthma/Atopy and Methylation Study More...
2005  In progress  AM
  Molecular Genetics of ATTENTION in Australia
Attention Study More...
2005  148 of 348 subjects complete (43%)  AT
  Breast Density Study
Breast density has been shown by a number of large studies to be a major risk factor for breast cancer More...
2005  1401 of 1807 subjects complete (78%)  BD
  Cannabis Study
This study aims to assess cannabis use and the mental health correlates of cannabis use More...
2005  6000 twins aged between 24 and 34  CB
  Perinatal Twin Study
Investigation of fetal growth as related to infant growth More...
2005  87 of 96 subjects complete (91%)  NB
  Breast Cancer
This study will examine early stage breast cancer patients who are treated with adjuvant cytotoxic drugs More...
2004  180 of 400 subjects complete (45%)  BC
  Genetic Epidemiology of Pathological Gambling
Examination of the causes of pathological and problem gambling More...
2004  6749 individuals  GA
  Twin Study of Glaucoma Sreening Parameters
Examination of twins affected by glaucoma More...
2004  In progress  GL
  Handedness Study
Mail survey asking questions about handedness, footedness and eye dominance. More...
2004  184 subjects  HA
  Genetics of Brain Structure and Function
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2004  In progress  IM
  Variation in the effects of ALCOHOL on LIVER FUNCTION (IRPG5)
The role of genes in alcohol dependence and related disorders More...
2004  Twins & twins spouses & their siblings & parents  LF
  Opioid Dependence
Opioid dependence has been long-recognised as a familial disorder. More...
2004  1843 of 2934 subjects complete (63%)  OD
  The Genetics of Reading Ability
Genetic and environmental causes of reading and language disability More...
2004  Twins, siblings  RD
  The Candidate Gene Study - (IRPG1)
Map genes contributing to heavy drinking and alcohol dependence risk More...
2003  In progress  CG
  Childhood Trauma Study
Examine parental predictors of offspring childhood sexual abuse and physical abuse More...
2003  Twins, siblings and parents  CT
  Digit Ratio Study
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2003  Completed  DR
  Eczema Study
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2003  2119 of 2736 subjects complete (77%)  EZ
  Twin Family Study of Migraine and Co-occuring Psychiatric Disorders
Identify novel susceptibility genes and confirm previously reported susceptibility genes for migraine and co-occurring psychiatric disorders More...
2003  In progress  MG
  Borderline Personality Disorder Study
Study of the genetics of Borderline Personality Disorder More...
2003  Twins aged at least 18 years old, 699 subjects  PD
  The Big Sibships Study - (IRPG2)
Localise genes that contribute to variation in heavy drinking and alcohol and tobacco dependence risk More...
2002  In progress  BS
  Pathways from Genotype & Environment to Melanoma
Examine genotype and environmental risk factors leading to melanoma. More...
2002  In progress  CN
  The Extreme Discordant and Concordant (EDAC) Study - (IRPG3)
Map genes contributing to heavy drinking and alcohol dependence risk More...
2002  1818 of 1820 subjects complete (100%)  ED
  Laterality
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2002  Completed  LT
  Heritability of Prolapse / Pelvic Floor Study
Assess the contributions of genes and environment to female pelvic organ prolapse and stress incontinence of urine More...
2002  Female Twins aged 18-25 & their female siblings  PF
  Genetics of Laterality, Smell, Taste and Reading
Genetics of Laterality, Health and Wellbeing, Personality, Smell Sensitivity, Taste Sensitivity and Reading More...
2002  1282 of 1499 subjects complete (86%)  TA
  Male Pattern Baldness Study
This project aims to identify genes influencing early onset Male Pattern Baldness. More...
2001  81 DZ twin pairs and their brother(s) and parents  MB
  Microrecombination
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2001  Completed  MR
  Nicotine Project
The aim of this project is to identify specific chromosomal locations that have at least a moderate effect on risk More...
2001  Twins & twins spouses & their siblings & parents  NC
  Twin Mothers and their Children
Investigation of the problems faced by adolescents and young adults in Australia today More...
2000  In progress  MT
  ADHD
Conducted on behalf of David Hay from Curtin University in Perth on a subsample of SS1 twins More...
1998  families of SSAGA females with high N scores  AZ
  Conduct Disorder
Parents (twins) drawn from SS1. Telephone interview. More...
1998  kids from SSAGA, teleIV  CD
  Diabetes
174 pairs from ATR plus 132 pairs from various GenEpi studies. Telephone interview, abandoned bleeding program. More...
1998  174 twin pairs (12 under 18, 164 over 18)  DB
  Familial Melanoma II
The role of genetic susceptibility as indicated by skin type, pigmentation and the prevalence of naevi More...
1998  1386 subjects  ML2
  Semi-Structured Assessment for the Genetics of Alcoholism (SSAGA) Phase 2
Semi-Structured Assessment for the Genetics of Alcoholism More...
1997  625 twins  SS2
  Stuttering
Screened sample from AG and AL2. Telephone interview. More...
1997  738 twins  SU
  Sequana Asthma
Understand the way in which genes and environment combine in causing asthma, hayfever, eczema and associated allergies More...
1996  0 of 1535 subjects complete (0%)  AQ
  Anxiety and Depression
Map the common gene or set of genes that underlies neuroticism, anxiety and depression More...
1996  2413 of 2418 subjects complete (100%)  AX
  Menopause
Small followup program coordinated by Brad Christiansen to clarify responses from some subjects in the 1995 HY study. More...
1996  146 female twins  MN
  Twin 89
Examine the role of genetic and social factors, and their covariation and interaction, in the development and natural history of patterns of alcohol use More...
1996  8538 individuals  TE
  Memory, Attention and Problem Solving in Adolescent Twins
Measurement of some of these key components of cognition in order to identify the many combinations of genes influencing mental functioning More...
1996  2678 of 3488 subjects complete (77%)  TM
  Endometriosis
This study aims to identify genes influencing endometriosis More...
1995  AL1/AL2 plus community recruitment  EN
  Twinning Genetics Study
Find the gene or genes responsible for the tendency to conceive non-identical twins More...
1995  0 of 5 subjects complete (0%)  TG
  Osteoarthritis
Compare how similar identical and non identical twins are to each other and reach an estimate of the effect of genetic and environmental influences on osteoarthritis in the general population More...
1994  441 twin pairs  OA
  Semi-Structured Assessment for the Genetics of Alcoholism - Spouse Followup
Spouses of SS1 (Semi-Structured Assessment for the Genetics of Alcoholism phase 1) twins. More...
1994  3882 twin pairs  SP
  Over 50's (Aged)
All available ATR pairs over 50 years of age More...
1993  4562 twins  AG
  Hysterectomy
Female same-sex pairs from AL1 More...
1993  1979 pairs  HY
  Semi-Structured Assessment for the Genetics of Alcoholism (SSAGA) Phase 1
Semi-Structured Assessment for the Genetics of Alcoholism More...
1992  3882 twin pairs  SS1
  Sex Questionnaire Cohort 1
Investigate sexuality and sexual attitudes in volunteers twins from the Australian NH&MRC Twin Registry More...
1992  4904 twins  SX
  Melanocytic Naevi in Adolescent Twins
Assess the contributions of genetic and environmental factors to the development of melanocytic naevi in adolescebnt twins More...
1992  3786 of 4442 subjects complete (85%)  TW
  Asthma
Asthma and atopy and the genetics of these conditions More...
1991  420 twin pairs  AH
  Canberra Singles
Adjunct to CA study, ie data from pairs where only one twin returned the CA questionnaire. More...
1991  576 individuals (i.e. singleton twins)  CS
  Psoriasis
Pairs who indicated in the CA study that they may have psoriasis More...
1991  Completed  PS
  Red Spots
Repeatability trial on quick-responders from AL1 study. Same AL1 questionnaire. More...
1991  500 females and 500 males  RS
  Alcohol Cohort 2 (yellow)
Similar to AL1 study but with new, younger cohort More...
1990  4269 pairs  AL2
  Relatives of AL2 (pink/blue)
All relatives reported by twins in AL2 study More...
1990  4999 relatives  AR2
  Greenspots
AL1 instrument but applied to the CS subjects More...
1990  575 twin pairs  GS
  Sydney Repeats
Small number of repeats from 1990 SY study. Same procedure as SY. More...
1990  412 twins from AC  SR
  Sydney
Estimate the importance of genetic factors in alcohol metabolism and psychomotor sensitivity. Followup to 1980 AC study. More...
1990  206 twin pairs  SY
  Relatives of AL1 (pink/blue)
All relatives reported by twins in AL1 study More...
1989  14421 relatives  AR1
  Alcohol Cohort 1 (white/green)
Followup of CA subjects More...
1988  2281 twin pairs  AL1
  Familial Melanoma
Investigate the roles that genetic and environmental factors play in the aetiology of melanoma More...
1982  ~8000 subjects  ML
  Canberra
First of the major alcohol cohort studies More...
1981  3808 pair, 5867 pair from ATR over age of 18 appro  CA
  Alcohol Challenge
Study looking at the effects of an alcohol challenge More...
1980  206 pair  AC
  Adelaide
Professor Martin's honours thesis study. More...
1972  133 twin pairs  AD
  Clefting
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1970  Completed  CL
  Haemochromatosis
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1970  Completed  HC
  Hypertension
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1970  Completed  HP
  Inflammatory Bowel Disease
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1970  IBD endorsed in SB or TE  IB
  Stress
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1970  Completed  ST
  Vitamin C Study
Case-control study. Vitamin C dose followed by blood sample for biochem analysis. More...
1970  106 twin pairs  VC