Boston University Twin Project


Where fun and games meet genes and brains!

Some children have lots of energy and are always on the go, while others are happy sitting in front of the TV or reading a book; some kids are shy and others are outgoing. Why do kids differ so much in their temperaments? Is it because of their genes? Their environments? Or some combination of the two? These questions are the major focus of the Boston University Twin Project (BUTP), where young twins help us understand the genetic and environmental factors that influence children’s temperaments and related behaviors.

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Information for Students

Want to volunteer?Every semester we have an incredible group of volunteers to help us out around the lab! We are looking for undergrad or grad students who are interested in volunteering or doing work study.

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