fraternal twins

The Genetics of Twinning

April 28, 2016
An international team of scientists has identified two genetic variants that influence the odds of a mother having natural fraternal, non-identical, twins. Hamdi Mbarek The findings also offer more insight...
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Seeing Double

February 08, 2016
Twins have long fascinated us as humans, so much so that twin stories are ingrained in the mythology of almost every culture.Beyond folklore, the study of twins has also become...
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More Alike Than Different

June 23, 2015
The twins Greg and Alex Abbas were always really good in math and science. They sounded exactly alike on the phone. They could each play the piano, and they both...
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The true value of two-for-one deals

July 21, 2008
In a recent paper, Southern California researchers announced that political involvement has a genetic component. Though they stopped short of identifying a gene or genes at work, the researchers concluded...
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