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Twins make the difference

Looking for the genes for behaviour and health

Twins fascinate people and science. How do genetic similarities determine our actions? Biological psychologist and twin researcher Dorret Boomsma investigates this using data from over 40.000 twins and their families. The Twin Registry contains a wealth of information on our behaviour and health.

Academy Merian Prize
The Academy Merian Prize was established to draw attention to female researchers and to encourage more women in the Netherlands to pursue scientific and scholarly careers. The prize is made possible by the SNS REAAL Fund.


<p>Produced by Fast Facts<br />
With the support of KNAW</p>
<p>Thanks to Annemarie Zegers, Natascha Stroo, Dirk Smit, Ren&eacute; van Lien, Melanie Neijts, Inge ten Hoorn, Ruud van der Breggen</p>
<p>Made by: Moira van Dijk 2011<br />
In cooperation with<br />
Camera &amp; editing: Wouter Boes<br />
Music: Daan van West<br />
Graphic design: SproetS</p>