Minnesota Center for Twin and Family Research

Organization profile

Organization profile

The Minnesota Center for Twin and Family Research (MCTFR) is primarily composed of two studies: the Minnesota Twin Family Study (MTFS) and the Sibling Interaction and Behavior Study (SIBS). Both projects are longitudinal research studies including twins, siblings, and parents. Over 9,800 individuals have contributed to these projects. By studying twins and siblings and their families, we can estimate how genes and environment interact to influence character, strengths, vulnerabilities and values.

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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  • Genome-wideãssociation study meta-analysis of dizygotic twinning illuminates genetic regulation of female fecundity

    Mbarek, H., Gordon, S. D., Duffy, D. L., Hubers, N., Mortlock, S., Beck, J. J., Hottenga, J. J., Pool, R., Dolan, C. V., Actkins, K. V., Gerring, Z. F., Van Dongen, J., Ehli, E. A., Iacono, W. G., Mcgue, M., Chasman, D. I., Gallagher, C. S., Schilit, S. L. P., Morton, C. C. & Paré, G. & 37 others, Willemsen, G., Whiteman, D. C., Olsen, C. M., Derom, C., Vlietinck, R., Gudbjartsson, D., Cannon-Albright, L., Krapohl, E., Plomin, R., Magnusson, P. K. E., Pedersen, N. L., Hysi, P., Mangino, M., Spector, T. D., Palviainen, T., Milaneschi, Y., Penninnx, B. W., Campos, A. I., Ong, K. K., Perry, J. R. B., Lambalk, C. B., Kaprio, J., Ólafsson, I., Duroure, K., Revenu, C., Rentería, M. E., Yengo, L., Davis, L., Derks, E. M., Medland, S. E., Stefansson, H., Stefansson, K., Del Bene, F., Reversade, B., Montgomery, G. W., Boomsma, D. I. & Martin, N. G., Jan 1 2024, In: Human Reproduction. 39, 1, p. 240-257 18 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

    Open Access
    3 Scopus citations
  • Genome-Wide Association Study of Behavioral Disinhibition in a Selected Adolescent Sample

    Derringer, J., Corley, R. P., Haberstick, B. C., Young, S. E., Demmitt, B. A., Howrigan, D. P., Kirkpatrick, R. M., Iacono, W. G., McGue, M., Keller, M. C., Brown, S., Tapert, S., Hopfer, C. J., Stallings, M. C., Crowley, T. J., Rhee, S. H., Krauter, K., Hewitt, J. K. & McQueen, M. B., Jul 9 2015, In: Behavior genetics. 45, 4, p. 375-381 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

    Open Access
    35 Scopus citations