MSU Twin Registry

The Michigan State University Twin Registry (MSUTR) is made up of thousands of twins and their families from throughout the state of Michigan who have shown an interest in our research and typically have participated in one or more of our twin studies. 

The MSUTR is the brainchild of the MSUTR Directors, Kelly Klump and Alex Burt. The primary aim of the MSUTR is to examine developmental differences in genetic, environmental, and neurobiological influences on psychiatric and medical disorders across childhood, adolescence, and adulthood.  Due to its large size (more than 25,000 twins have enrolled to date), diversity, and the comprehensiveness of the data collected, the MSUTR is uniquely positioned to become a leading resource for health research in a variety of areas. MSUTR research will aid in the identification of the origins of psychiatric and medical conditions, ultimately informing treatment and prevention efforts.