Essay about Identical Twins

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Identical Twins or monozygotic twin is defined as one fertilized egg that splits into two embryos; Therefore, sharing 100% of their genetic material. Twins can be born either identical or fraternal. Identical twins have been known to have many similarities including, DNA, Physical traits, habits, and psychological similarities. With having similarities twins have also been known to have just as many differences, some would include how they were brought up and what kind of environment they were brought up in or Nature VS. Nurture. Epigenetic differences to include inherited genes such as schizophrenia or autism. When having twins you are at a higher risk for birth or development complications lower birth weight for the twins or the twins …show more content…
Tao and his coworkers examined 83 sets of identical twins for this research looking at four different fingers the right index, right middle, left index and left middle. Though the research concluded with being able to identify the difference between the identical twins fingerprints with complex hi-tech equipment they concluded that it was much more difficult and still with only 99.1 %, while the non-identical twins had a 99.99% recognition. Most twins share mental resemblance as well as physical resemblance. A study recorded by Rosanoff and Associates in 1934 exposes twins vulnerability to situations such as separation. "George and Foster" (5) were two Monozygotic Twins that had been together since birth. When George had been admitted to a psychiatric hospital for schizophrenia Foster started showing signs of depression. Foster had no desire to work or talk to anyone and would just sit there and think until he two was admitted to the hospital. When Foster heard that his brother George was being permitted a visit home Foster perked up and seemed all signs of his mental condition were gone. The two brothers went home and Foster returned to work and it seemed as nothing
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