The Big Sibships Study - (IRPG2)
Study Code:BS
Sample:Twins and twins' siblings and parents. Spouses of twins and spouses' siblings and parents. Cousins of twins and cousins' siblings and parents.
Start Date:Jan.2002
Status:In progress
Contact:Anjali Henders
More Info:QIMR only

Brief description of the Project:

This project aims to localise genes that contribute to variation in heavy drinking and alcohol and tobacco dependence risk, using twins, registered with the Australian Twin Registry who have previously participated in diagnostic interview surveys conducted by our group. Spouses of these twins who themselves have also participated in diagnostic interviews will also be included. Participants will be screened for eligibility, invited to participate in a diagnostic interview and asked to provide a blood sample.