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Study shows higher cancer risk among twins, siblings

In fraternal twins it amounted to a 37 per cent risk of developing cancer if a co-twin was diagnosed.

Demi Moore, daughter look identical in new image

Demi Moore, daughter look identical in new image

 Actress Demi Moore and her daughter Rumer Willis looked like identical twins in a photograph featuring them in the similar outfits and pose.

Twin study offers clues to development of Type 2 diabetes

Scientists have identified mechanisms that lead to development of type 2 diabetes.

Genetic differences between `identical` twins identified

Researchers have successfully discovered genetic differences between `identical` monozygotic twins.

Smokers` skin may age faster

Smokers are likely to get bags under their eyes and wrinkles around their lips earlier than non-smokers, according to a new study of identical twins.

Why every human face is different from the other

While it is well known that human face is as unique as a fingerprint and no one else looks exactly like you, researchers, who tried to find out what makes facial morphology so distinct, revealed that gene enhancers - regulatory sequences of DNA that act to turn-on or amplify the expression of a specific gene - are major players in craniofacial development.

Identical twin astronauts to serve as research subjects

NASA`s only identical twin astronauts are planning to serve as guinea pigs for studies investigating the genetic impacts of long-duration spaceflight.

US mom gives birth to two sets of identical twins within 2 minutes

In what is being described as a rare and remarkable pregnancy, an Ohio woman has given birth to two sets of identical twins without any use of fertility drugs.

Brit woman gives birth to 2 pairs of identical twins

A mum has spoken of her joy at giving birth to two sets of identical twins.

Why identical twins are different

Identical twins are genetically different, according to a new study.

Being a perfectionist may lie in your genes: Scientists

Perfectionists are born - not made - scientists claim, adding that the pursuit of perfection runs in families and is determined by your genes.