Adult identical twins

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B arbara Oliver has had an intriguing relationship with her identical twin sister, Christine, over the decades. Throughout their childhoods, they were effectively treated as two versions of the one person: they were dressed in exactly the same manner and were given the same hairstyles. But when Barbara and Christine reached adolescence in the 60s, the pattern changed. The girls could choose their own clothes and adopted very different fashions. Christine had longer dresses and jackets," says Barbara. At the same time, differences in their personalities became more apparent.

Identical Twins' Genes Are Not Identical

Identical Twins' Genes Are Not Identical - Scientific American

Identical twins are identical, right? After all, they derive from just one fertilized egg, which contains one set of genetic instructions, or genome , formed from combining the chromosomes of mother and father. But experience shows that identical twins are rarely completely the same. Until recently, any differences between twins had largely been attributed to environmental influences otherwise known as "nurture" , but a recent study contradicts that belief. Geneticist Carl Bruder of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and his colleagues closely compared the genomes of 19 sets of adult identical twins. In some cases, one twin's DNA differed from the other's at various points on their genomes.

Identical Twins

Being a twin, triplet or more is a truly unique experience. Many adult multiples talk about the special bond that they share with their twin or triplet. The unique relationship can also bring challenges — relationships between multiples can be difficult to navigate and may not always run smooth. What happens when twins leave home for good?
Every summer, on the first weekend in August, thousands of twins converge on Twinsburg, Ohio, a small town southeast of Cleveland named by identical twin brothers nearly two centuries ago. They come, two by two, for the Twins Days Festival, a three-day marathon of picnics, talent shows, and look-alike contests that has grown into one of the world's largest gatherings of twins. Dave and Don Wolf of Fenton, Michigan, have been coming to the festival for years. Like most twins who attend, they enjoy spending time with each other.