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Background publications


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


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


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


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 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


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


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