Identical twins

Rare twist of fate: Twins born a year apart from each other

Rare twist of fate: Twins born a year apart from each other

Identical twins are known to be born at a rate of almost four per 1000 births across the globe.

Jan 03, 2018, 11:52 AM IST
Shocking! Husband and wife discover they are biological twins – Real or fake?

Shocking! Husband and wife discover they are biological twins – Real or fake?

A doctor at the clinic in Jackson, Mississippi, found out the astonishing connection through a routine DNA test.

Apr 17, 2017, 15:49 PM IST

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.

Jan 06, 2016, 00:37 AM IST
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.

May 27, 2015, 10:56 AM IST

Twin study offers clues to development of Type 2 diabetes

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

Oct 07, 2014, 12:02 PM IST

Genetic differences between `identical` twins identified

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

Dec 11, 2013, 13:19 PM IST

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.

Oct 30, 2013, 09:12 AM IST

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.

Oct 25, 2013, 11:56 AM IST

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.

Aug 10, 2013, 09:03 AM IST

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.

Jun 09, 2013, 13:07 PM IST

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.

Apr 26, 2013, 16:06 PM IST

Why identical twins are different

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

Nov 11, 2012, 16:30 PM IST

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.

Nov 05, 2012, 16:48 PM IST