Argumentative Essay On Identical Twins

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"Twins have a special claim upon our attention; it is, that their history affords means of distinguishing between the effects of tendencies received at birth, and those that were imposed by the special circumstances of their after lives." says Sir Francis Galton, 19th century behavioral genetics pioneer. Researchers have used twin studies to try to figure out the genetic backgrounds of an abundance of traits, from determination to intelligence to bizarre to alcohol dependence.
The study of twins relies on studying teens raised in the same family environments. Identical twins (Monozygotic) share all of their genes, while fraternal (dizygotic) only share 50% of their genes. Researchers use this method to estimate the heritability of traits.
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