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The Heritability of Twinning in Seven Large Historic Pedigrees.

Duffy DL, Martin NG.Twin Res Hum Genet. 2022 Apr;25(2):63-66. doi: 10.1017/thg.2022.14.

The Genetics of Human DZ Twinning.

Boomsma DI.Twin Res Hum Genet. 2020 Apr;23(2):74-76. doi: 10.1017/thg.2020.15

The Nigerian Twin and Sibling Registry: An Update.

Hur YM, Jeong HU, Kang MC, Ajose F, Kim JW, Beck JJ, Hottenga JJ, Mbarek H, Finnicum CT, Ehli EA, Martin NG, de Geus EJ, Boomsma DI, Davies GE, Bates T.Twin Res Hum Genet. 2019 Dec;22(6):637-640. doi: 10.1017/thg.2019.110

Genetic Similarity Assessment of Twin-Family Populations by Custom-Designed Genotyping Array.

Beck JJ, Hottenga JJ, Mbarek H, Finnicum CT, Ehli EA, Hur YM, Martin NG, de Geus EJC, Boomsma DI, Davies GE.Twin Res Hum Genet. 2019 Aug;22(4):210-219. doi: 10.1017/thg.2019.41

Ovarian reserve and anti-Mullerian hormone (AMH) in mothers of dizygotic twins.

Van der Stroom EM, König TE, Vink JM, Boomsma DI, Lambalk CB.

Twin Res Hum Genet. 2013 Apr;16(2):634-8. doi: 10.1017/thg.2013.4.PMID: 23433063

Variation in BMPR1B, TGFRB1 and BMPR2 and control of dizygotic twinning.

Luong HT, Chaplin J, McRae AF, Medland SE, Willemsen G, Nyholt DR, Henders AK, Hoekstra C, Duffy DL, Martin NG, Boomsma DI, Montgomery GW, Painter JN.

Twin Res Hum Genet. 2011 Oct;14(5):408-16. doi: 10.1375/twin.14.5.408. PMID: 21962132

A genome wide linkage scan for dizygotic twinning in 525 families of mothers of dizygotic twins.

Painter JN, Willemsen G, Nyholt D, Hoekstra C, Duffy DL, Henders AK, Wallace L, Healey S, Cannon-Albright LA, Skolnick M, Martin NG, Boomsma DI, Montgomery GW.

Hum Reprod. 2010 Jun;25(6):1569-80. doi: 10.1093/humrep/deq084. PMID: 20378614

Body composition, smoking, and spontaneous dizygotic twinning.

Hoekstra C, Willemsen G, van Beijsterveldt CE, Lambalk CB, Montgomery GW, Boomsma DI.

Fertil Steril. 2010 Feb;93(3):885-93. doi: 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2008.10.012. PMID: 19061995

Genetic influences on handedness: data from 25,732 Australian and Dutch twin families.

Medland SE, Duffy DL, Wright MJ, Geffen GM, Hay DA, Levy F, van-Beijsterveldt CE, Willemsen G, Townsend GC, White V, Hewitt AW, Mackey DA, Bailey JM, Slutske WS, Nyholt DR, Treloar SA, Martin NG, Boomsma DI.Neuropsychologia. 2009 Jan;47(2):330-7. doi: 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2008.09.005

Familial twinning and fertility in Dutch mothers of twins.

Hoekstra C, Willemsen G, van Beijsterveldt TC, Montgomery GW, Boomsma DI.

Am J Med Genet A. 2008 Dec 15;146A(24):3147-56. doi: 10.1002/ajmg.a.32585. PMID:19012341

Variation in bone morphogenetic protein 15 is not associated with spontaneous human dizygotic twinning.

Zhao ZZ, Painter JN, Palmer JS, Webb PM, Hayward NK, Whiteman DC, Boomsma DI, Martin NG, Duffy DL, Montgomery GW.

Hum Reprod. 2008 Oct;23(10):2372-9. doi: 10.1093/humrep/den268. PMID: 18614612

Dizygotic twinning.

Hoekstra C, Zhao ZZ, Lambalk CB, Willemsen G, Martin NG, Boomsma DI, Montgomery GW.

Hum Reprod Update. 2008 Jan-Feb;14(1):37-47. Review. PMID: 18024802

HLA and genomewide allele sharing in dizygotic twins.

Montgomery GW, Zhu G, Hottenga JJ, Duffy DL, Heath AC, Boomsma DI, Martin NG, Visscher PM.Am J Hum Genet. 2006 Dec;79(6):1052-8. doi: 10.1086/510136.    

Novel variants in growth differentiation factor 9 in mothers of dizygotic twins.

Palmer JS, Zhao ZZ, Hoekstra C, Hayward NK, Webb PM, Whiteman DC, Martin NG, Boomsma DI, Duffy DL, Montgomery GW.

J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2006 Nov;91(11):4713-6. PMID: 16954162

Genetics of dizygotic twinning: a feasibility study for a biobank.

Hoekstra C, Meijer P, Kluft C, Heutink P, Smit G, de Geus E, Smit JH, van Bruggen A, Montgomery GW, Boomsma DI.

Twin Res. 2004 Dec;7(6):556-63. PMID: 15607005

A deletion mutation in GDF9 in sisters with spontaneous DZ twins.

Montgomery GW, Zhao ZZ, Marsh AJ, Mayne R, Treloar SA, James M, Martin NG, Boomsma DI, Duffy DL.

Twin Res. 2004 Dec;7(6):548-55. PMID: 15607004

Dizygotic twinning is not associated with methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase haplotypes.

Montgomery GW, Zhao ZZ, Morley KI, Marsh AJ, Boomsma DI, Martin NG, Duffy DL.

Hum Reprod. 2003 Nov;18(11):2460-4. PMID:14585902

Netherlands Twin Register: a focus on longitudinal research.

Boomsma DI, Vink JM, van Beijsterveldt TC, de Geus EJ, Beem AL, Mulder EJ, Derks EM, Riese H, Willemsen GA, Bartels M, van den Berg M, Kupper NH, Polderman TJ, Posthuma D, Rietveld MJ, Stubbe JH, Knol LI, Stroet T, van Baal GC.

Twin Res. 2002 Oct;5(5):401-6. Review. PMID: 12537867

IBD sharing around the PPARG locus is not increased in dizygotic twins or their mothers.

Duffy D, Montgomery G, Treloar S, Birley A, Kirk K, Boomsma D, Beem L, de Geus E, Slagboom E, Knighton J, Reed P, Martin N.Nat Genet. 2001 Aug;28(4):315. doi: 10.1038/91074.PMID: 11479591

Human twinning is not linked to the region of chromosome 4 syntenic with the sheep twinninggene FecB.

Duffy DL, Montgomery GW, Hall J, Mayne C, Healey SC, Brown J, Boomsma DI, Martin NG.

Am J Med Genet. 2001 May 1;100(3):182-6. PMID: 11343301

Dizygotic twinning is not linked to variation at the alpha-inhibin locus on human chromosome 2.

Montgomery GW, Duffy DL, Hall J, Haddon BR, Kudo M, McGee EA, Palmer JS, Hsueh AJ, Boomsma DI, Martin NG.

J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2000 Sep;85(9):3391-5. PMID: 10999839

Genetic contribution to DZ twinning.

Lewis CM, Healey SC, Martin NG.Am J Med Genet. 1996 Jan 22;61(3):237-46. doi: 10.1002/(SICI)1096-8628(19960122)61:3<237::AID-AJMG7>3.0.CO;2-R.PMID: 8741868

Genetic modelling of dizygotic twinning in pedigrees of spontaneous dizygotic twins.

Meulemans WJ, Lewis CM, Boomsma DI, Derom CA, Van den Berghe H, Orlebeke JF, Vlietinck RF, Derom RM.

Am J Med Genet. 1996 Jan 22;61(3):258-63. PMID: 8741871

Twinning, cancer, and genetics.

Lambalk CB, Boomsma DI.

Lancet. 1998 Mar 21;351(9106):909-10. No abstract available.PMID: 9525398

Increased levels and pulsatility of follicle-stimulating hormone in mothers of hereditary dizygotic twins.

Lambalk CB, Boomsma DI, De Boer L, De Koning CH, Schoute E, Popp-Snijders C, Schoemaker J.

J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 1998 Feb;83(2):481-6. PMID: 9467561

Protease inhibitor (Pi) locus, fertility and twinning.

Boomsma DI, Frants RR, Bank RA, Martin NG.

Hum Genet. 1992 May;89(3):329-32. PMID: 1601424

Changes in the DZ unlike/like sex ratio in The Netherlands.

Orlebeke JF, Eriksson AW, Boomsma DI, Vlietinck R, Tas FJ, de Geus EC.

Acta Genet Med Gemellol (Roma). 1991;40(3-4):319-23. PMID: 1821508