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Environment, not genes, dictates human immune variation, study finds
Science Daily, January 15, 2015

Holding a Mirror to their Natures (Looking at Twin Personality Through Look-alikes)
NY Times, August 25, 2014

Twin study suggests that language delay due more to nature than nurture
Medical Xpress, July 21, 2014

Twin study links community socioeconomic deprivation to sleep duration
Medical Xpress July 2, 2014
Findings come from UW Twin Registry data

More Twins, Fewer Triplets
DataLab, July 12, 2014

How Much Do our Genes Influence Our Political Beliefs?
NY Times, July 8, 2014

Practice may not make perfect (Musical ability is in the DNA)
The Economist, July 5, 2014

The Closest of Strangers
NY Times Sunday Review, May 23, 2014

Twins’ immune systems look like those of complete strangers
ars technica, April 12, 2014

Procrastination is in your Genes
Time, April 7, 2014

A Study of Twins, Separated by Orbit
NY Times, March 24, 2014

Who’s afraid of math? Study finds some genetic factors
ScienceDaily, March 17, 2014

After death, twins’ brains reveal similar damage
Futurity, February 26, 2014

Dyspnea during daily activities predicts all-cause mortality
ScienceDaily, February 20, 2014

Pain sensitivity may be influenced by lifestyle, environment, twin study suggests
ScienceDaily, February 4, 2014

Does caregiving cause psychological stress? Study says, it depends
UW Today, February 4, 2014
Findings come from UW Twin Registry data

Link Found Between Sleep Duration and Depression
PsychCentral, February 1, 2014
Findings come from UW Twin Registry data

Seeing X Chromosomes in a New Light
New York Times, January 20, 2014

Differences in educational achievement owe more to genetics than environment, finds study of UK students
ScienceDaily, December 11, 2013

Smoking really does make you look older, a twin study confirms
NBC News, October 29, 2013

Identical twins with significant weight differences shed light on the phenomenon of metabolically healthy obesity
ScienceDaily, October 6, 2013

What makes us left or right handed? New study rules out strong genetic factors 
ScienceDaily, October 1, 2013
Gut Bacteria from Thin Humans Can Slim Mice Down
New York Times, September 5, 2013

Study Relies on Twins and Their Parents to Understand Height-IQ Connection
Science News, August 27, 2013

Twin astronauts to be studied ‘as one’ in space research Science News, August 11, 2013

Vietnam Vets With PTSD More Than Twice as Likely to Have Heart Disease
ScienceDaily, June 25, 2013

Epigenetic Changes Shed Light on Biological Mechanism of Autism
ScienceDaily, April 23, 2013

Gut Microbes at Root of Severe Malnutrition in Kids
ScienceDaily, January 30, 2013

Epigenetic Difference in Twins Explains Different Risk of Breast Cancer
ScienceDaily, October 17, 2012

Genes may play a key role in stress
CNN Health, September 19, 2012

Bits of Mystery DNA, Far From ‘Junk’, Play Crucial Role
The New York Times, September 5, 2012

We’re identical twins, so how can we be so different? 
Mail Online, September 1, 2012

Twins Study Finds Genetic and Environmental Links to Fainting, August 8, 2012

Study shows where identical twins part ways 
ScienceNews, July 17, 2012

Differences Between Human Twins at Birth Highlight Importance of Intrauterine Environment
ScienceDaily, July 15, 2012

Mirror Mirror: Examining Nature’s Copy and Paste
Scientific American, June 21, 2012

Scientists Tackle the Geography of Nature vs. Nurture in Maps of U.K.
Shots – Health Blog: NPR, June 14, 2012

Sleep Curbs Influence of Obesity Genes
CNN Health, May 1, 2012
Findings come from UW Twin Registry data

Study Says DNA’s Power to Predict Illness is Limited
New York Times, April 2, 2012

Childbirth: Identical or Fraternal? Not Always Clear
New York Times, March 5, 2012

Twin Births in the U.S., Like Never Before
New York Times, January 23, 2012

Another Clue in the Mystery of Autism
Science Daily, January 19, 2012

A Thing or Two About Twins
National Geographic, January 2012

Unevenly Distributed: Twins in Developing Countries
ScienceDaily, September 29, 2011

Twin Study Reveals Epigenetic Alterations of Psychiatric Disorders
ScienceDaily, September 21, 2011

Are Twins Taking Over?
Slate, August 23, 2011

New Study Implicates Environmental Factors in Autism
New York Times, July 4, 2011

No Two of Us Are Alike — Even Identical Twins: Pinpointing Genetic Determinants of Schizophrenia
ScienceDaily, March 28, 2011

In a Brazilian Town, a Rogue Gene and a Boom in Twins
New York Times, March 24, 2011

Twins Find Meaning in 3-Part Endurance Test
New York Times, July 17, 2010

Can’t Remember Faces? Blame Your Genes
NPR, February 22, 2010

Why Your DNA Isn’t Your Destiny
Time, January 6, 2010

Preventing Diabetes: Small Changes Have Big Payoff
NPR, January 4, 2010

Twins and Fingerprints
New York Times, October 6, 2009

Smart People Really Do Think Faster
NPR, March 20, 2009

The Claim: Identical Twins have Identical DNA
New York Times, March 11, 2008

Identical Strangers’ Explore Nature Vs. Nurture
NPR, October 25, 2007

Multiple Sclerosis In Genetically Susceptible Twins Is Augmented By The Northern Environment
ScienceDaily, August 11, 2006