fraternal twins


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fraternal twins

[frə¦tərn·əl ′twinz]
(biology)
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Identical twins were more likely to both have acne (64%) than fraternal twins (49%), which supports the results of previous studies that suggest "acne is largely attributable to genetics," the authors observed.
"So, we knew: fraternal twins! A little later, we were told the gender could be seen from the imaging.
* A survey of identical and fraternal twin pairs at the Twins Days Festival in Twinsburg, OH, and published in the April issue of the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology, shows acne may be primarily caused by genetics.
The numbers of identical twins tend to remain constant worldwide but figures for fraternal twins fluctuates around the world.
Tae-joo (Jo Han-sun) and Tae-sung (Sung Hoon) are fraternal twins. They were separated from an early age.
If an embryo were to fully separate into two, that would create identical twins, while babies that develop from two separate eggs are called fraternal twins.
Summary: Prominent international human rights lawyer Amal Clooney gave birth to fraternal twins Tuesday morning in London.
Fraternal twins Jonathan and David Stretton-Downes, 28, want to raise PS10,000 for the British Heart Foundation as part of their 'Six Times Open' campaign.
Tracking 324 pairs of identical and fraternal twins over 10 years, the research concluded that environmental factors such as diet contributed to 65% of the differences seen in cataract progression, while genetic factors contributed 32%.
This is the story of fraternal twins, Breanna and Kale, who are training to be Seraphim, aerial fighters who have elemental affinities and use these skills in defence of their homelands.
2" (9781421579863, $9.99), continuing the graphic novel saga of the adorably cute Kobayashi fraternal twins, who swap clothes and identities, prompting misadventures at school.
One idea is that a single star-forming clump might split into several, like fraternal twins in the womb.