Latest Twin study Stories

2011-07-05 13:00:53

After evaluating twin pairs in which at least one child has autism or autism spectrum disorder (ASD), researchers suggest that the shared environment may play a more substantial role in development of the condition than shared genes do.

2011-06-29 13:03:53

Living through weddings or divorces, job losses and children’s triumphs, we sometimes feel better and sometimes feel worse.

2010-12-11 00:27:19

Children with ADHD can sometimes have more difficulties on math and reading tests compared to their peers.

2010-09-28 13:47:58

Intelligence isn’t the only thing that predicts how much education people get; family, culture, and other factors are important, too.

2010-01-20 10:13:37

A twin study by collaborators at MIT and in Beijing shows that face recognition is heritable, and that it is inherited separately from general intelligence or IQ.

2010-01-11 13:31:45

While genetics play a key role in children’s initial reading skills, a new study of twins is the first to demonstrate that environment plays an important role in reading growth over time.

2009-11-12 04:23:00

LONDON, November 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- - A Love of Pop and Classical Music is Partly in our Genes If you've ever wondered why a close group of friends might like completely different types of music, blame their genes.

2009-08-05 17:10:33

A study contradicts research published earlier that concluded anesthesia in those younger than age 4 is linked to learning problems, a U.S. researcher says. Dr.

2009-08-04 15:19:21

A recent study of more than 2,000 identical twins found that medical problems early in life, rather than the neurotoxic effects of anesthesia, are likely linked to an individual's risk for developing learning disabilities.