Why is the UWTR Special?

Although there are other twin registries in the United States, the UW Twin Registry is special because it is primarily community-based. This type of registry is unusually valuable for research studies because it represents an unbiased sample of community members. We invite all twins who apply for their driver’s license or identification (ID) card in the State of Washington to join the Registry, as well as any twins who are interested in joining.

The past decade has been very exciting for the UW Twin Registry, since we have developed new research partnerships all over the globe and used our rapidly growing database to conduct numerous studies of health and well-being. Thanks to our members and dedicated staff, the UW Twin Registry is well on its way to becoming one of the best twin registries in the United States.