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Some Identical Twins Don’t Have the Exact Same DNA

25 Jan 2021 11:03 AM | Anonymous

Identical twins were thought to be genetically the same. However, a new study finds that’s not always the case.

On average, identical twins differ by 5.2 genetic changes. Researchers have now shared their new findings in Nature Genetics at

NOTE: An abstract of the report is available at that site free of charge. However, access to the full report costs $8.99 (U.S.)


  • 26 Jan 2021 8:35 AM | Anonymous
    Some female twins can differ drastically, as the dominant X chromosome is chosen after conception, and can be different.
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