Dictionary » T » Twin studies

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.


Please contribute to this project, if you have more information about this term feel free to edit this page



Results from our forum


Re: Is talent inherited?

... rate of handedness among identical twins than among fraternal twins. Twin studies on even the most culturally unique variables usually estiamte that about 30% of our ...

See entire post
by wildfunguy
Wed Oct 22, 2014 1:29 am
 
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Is talent inherited?
Replies: 38
Views: 32614

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 ...

See entire post
by wildfunguy
Thu Sep 26, 2013 6:12 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Is complexity inevitable?
Replies: 16
Views: 17864

Re:

... 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. ...

See entire post
by canalon
Wed Apr 06, 2011 9:36 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Blind faith
Replies: 37
Views: 28470

Re:

... 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. ...

See entire post
by Zenithar66
Tue Apr 05, 2011 3:04 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Blind faith
Replies: 37
Views: 28470

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. ...

See entire post
by BDDVM
Tue Apr 05, 2011 1:59 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Blind faith
Replies: 37
Views: 28470
View all matching forum results

This page was last modified 21:16, 3 October 2005. This page has been accessed 1,940 times. 
What links here | Related changes | Permanent link