A pair of identical twin sisters attend the Twins Days Festival in Twinsburg, Ohio, in August 2019. Photo: AFP A pair of identical twin sisters attend the Twins Days Festival in Twinsburg, Ohio, in August 2019. Photo: AFP
A pair of identical twin sisters attend the Twins Days Festival in Twinsburg, Ohio, in August 2019. Photo: AFP
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Identical twins not so identical after all, study shows

  • Thought to have minimal genetic differences, twins who come from a single fertilised egg that splits into two have long been important research subjects
  • But the study shows diverging mutations that have implications for studies on the effects of nature versus nurture

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A pair of identical twin sisters attend the Twins Days Festival in Twinsburg, Ohio, in August 2019. Photo: AFP A pair of identical twin sisters attend the Twins Days Festival in Twinsburg, Ohio, in August 2019. Photo: AFP
A pair of identical twin sisters attend the Twins Days Festival in Twinsburg, Ohio, in August 2019. Photo: AFP
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