identical twins


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identical twins

[ī′dent·ə·kəl ′twinz]
(biology)
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LANCASTER - Identical twins Norma Jenkins Teague Stuart and Shirley Jenkins MacGragor have always had that close physical and emotional bond that most twins have, but theirs extends a little farther.
On March 15 the Evening Telegraph reported how 18-year-old Candice Smalling was amazed to discover her premature identical twin boys Jack Clarence and Tyler Reiss both weighed in at 3lb, 10 ounces.
May 9 /PRNewswire/ -- The search is on to cast identical twin girls to star as the leads in "Sweet Valley High," the red-hot new television series based on the most successful young adult novel series in publishing history.
a world leader in diagnostic and operative minimally invasive endoscopic technology, announces that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a Humanitarian Device Exemption (HDE) for the company's Fetoscopy Instrument Sets used for selective laser photocoagulation (S-LPC) to treat fetuses with twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS), a rare disorder of the placenta that affects identical twin pregnancies.
Researchers have found that even though identical twins supposedly share all of their DNA, they acquire hundreds of genetic changes early in development that could set them on different paths.
The only way to establish if the triplets are non-identical or if one of the implanted embryos had divided into identical twins would be DNA tests on all three babies.
Since identical twins have nearly identical DNA, any differences between their gut microbial populations would have to be due to nongenetic factors such as diet, disease history or exposure to antibiotics.
The chances of having identical twins the first time is a relatively high one-in-70 chance, but to have identical twins of the same sex twice is a statistic which is closer to one in half a million.
s funniest men, David Hyde Pierce of TV's ``Frasier'' and Jason Graae (Houdini in ``Ragtime'') as the identical twin slaves Dromio of Syracuse and Dromio of Ephesus, this production is smartly cast and beautifully performed, a triple shot of laughing gas.
Identical twins have the same genetic make-up so if a personality trait is determined by nurture alone, they should be just as likely as non-identical twins to share it.
The Spanish hospital which separated identical twins at birth mixed up another set of siblings the same year, it emerged yesterday.
Like all identical twins, she and Elizabeth inherited the same genes.