Twins: mirrors of the immune system

Immunol Today. 2000 Jul;21(7):342-7. doi: 10.1016/s0167-5699(00)01658-3.


Twin studies are a powerful tool to assess genetic and nongenetic factors in multifactorial, immune-mediated diseases. Here, Marco Salvetti and colleagues review important results from such studies and highlight their potential value. Future developments that should help to realize the potential of twin studies are discussed.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Immune System*
  • Twins*