News & Events

News & Events

 

MSUTR NPR Interview

Principal Investigator Alex Burt is interviewed by Lester Graham of Michigan Radio's Stateside program on the topic genetic relatedness and the importance of twin studies for medical research.

Listen to the interview by clicking here.


Unique opportunity for identical twins

A forensic scientist in the Metro Detroit area is looking for a set of identical adult twins to be photographed for a forensic science textbook. The textbook will discuss how identical genetics does not guarantee identical physical characteristics. The author would like to take a photo of twins (demonstrating the similarity of their appearance) and one thumbprint from each (demonstrating how their thumbprints can still be differentiated). If you live in the Metro Detroit area, and are willing to participate, please contact Mike Kusluski at ai8161@wayne.edu or 586-651-3945.


TWINSters Documentary

Premiering at the South By South West Film Festival in 2015, Twinsters tells the story of identical twin sisters raised separately with no idea that the other existed until they connected 25 years later through social media. For screening information, please contact Passion River Films.


New Studies

New study for 30-55 year-old twins: The Children of Twins Project is now recruiting twins ages 30-55.  If you would like to participate, please contact us at (517) 432-5604 or msutr@msu.edu.



Television Opportunity for Female Twins

A Belgian television channel is looking for twin sisters born on June 18, 1977, for a new documentary style program.  The program will travel the world to find out more about women of different backgrounds, professions, family structures, and religions who share this birth date, and they would love to include twin sisters.  If you are interested and this applies to you, feel free to contact Sophie Jans at sophie.jans@demensen.be or using the phone numbers below.

+32 2 709 70 08
+32 473 52 43 16


Twin Events

Michigan Twins Association Annual Convention, Mount Pleasant, Michigan
Dates: June 24 - 26, 2016
Michigan Twins Association Facebook Group

Twins Days Festival in Twinsburg, Ohio
Next Festival: August 5-7, 2016
http://www.twinsdays.org/

2016 International Twins Association Convention in Rapid City, South Dakota
Dates: September 2-4, 2016
http://www.intltwins.org/

2016 National Organization of Mothers of Twins Clubs Convention in Atlanta, Georgia
Dates: July 28-August 1, 2016
http://www.multiplesofamerica.org/

2016 Michigan Organization of Mothers of Twins Clubs Convention
Spring 2016 – For more details, please contact the Michigan Organization of Mothers of Twins Clubs.
http://www.momotc.org

Local Mothers of Twins Clubs
Local Mothers of Twins clubs typically have events throughout the year.  Please contact the individual club for more information.
http://www.momotc.org/Member_Clubs.html