What is twin research?

TwinsUK identical twins Hugo and Ross Turner’s expedition to Greenland, where one used modern day equipment and the other equipment used by Ernest Shackleton, helps explain the value of twin research. Identical twins share the same genes which means scientists can compare the effect of different environments more easily.

This article in The Conversation explains what twin research is all about, and how twins are helping scientists answer important questions about our health and how diseases develop.