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Twin studies

twin studies

methods of detecting genetic aetiology in human traits. The basic premise of twin studies is that monozygotic twins, being formed by the division of a single fertilised ovum, carry identical genes, while dizygotic twins, being formed by the fertilization of two ova by two different spermatozoa, are genetically no more similar than two siblings born after separate pregnancies.


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Re: Is complexity inevitable?

... time to get speculative! Be critical! Throw grains of salt in my eyes! Twin studies reveal that genetic differences can't explain all of the human variation, meaning that ...

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by wildfunguy
Thu Sep 26, 2013 6:12 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Is complexity inevitable?
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... a specific religeon are also inherited with significant reliability. Twin studies seem to show that some remarkably trivial as well as important preferences are genetic. ...

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by canalon
Wed Apr 06, 2011 9:36 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Blind faith
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... a specific religeon are also inherited with significant reliability. Twin studies seem to show that some remarkably trivial as well as important preferences are genetic. ...

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by Zenithar66
Tue Apr 05, 2011 3:04 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Blind faith
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Blind faith

... a specific religeon are also inherited with significant reliability. Twin studies seem to show that some remarkably trivial as well as important preferences are genetic. ...

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by BDDVM
Tue Apr 05, 2011 1:59 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Blind faith
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Re: Experimental evidence for evolution

... Part of the summary reads “Utilizing methods established in twin research, only 20-30% of the range of the body weight in inbred mice ... may result in different phenotypes even if genotypes are the same. Most studies focus on genotypic variation because this kind of variation provides ...

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by jevg
Tue Sep 21, 2010 4:48 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Experimental evidence for evolution
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