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23 Nov 2021

A Thing or Two About Twins

OATS Participants
Tom Rumery and wife Elaine, with Tom's twin brother Jim Rumery and wife Jan (also a twin)
HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au Throughout history, twins have been a source of fascination and wonder – particularly the unique bond they share compared to other sibling relationships. Jan Rumery with her twin brother, John DayFor academics, twins provide an invaluable source of information, because the similarity in their genetic code allows researchers to pull apart and examine genetic and environmental influences. Twin studies have been influential in the discovery and treatment of diseases and disorders. Researchers in CHeBA’s Older Australian Twins Study have delved into the… Read More
12 May 2015

Doubling the Data Through Twins Research

KATE CROSBIE and HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au For John Stapleton, the best thing about being a twin was never being bullied at school: “There were always two of us to fight”. For Terry Stapleton, it’s the “stronger bond” between twins; that, and meeting John for a beer most Fridays at The Oaks in Neutral Bay. Both twins maintain a physically and mentally active life, but in different ways. These differences, as well as their similarities, are helping CHeBA researchers understand the role of genetic and environmental factors in cognition and healthy ageing. John and Terry… Read More