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Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ., 13 July 2005
Vol. 2005, Issue 28, p. nf56
[DOI: 10.1126/sageke.2005.28.nf56]

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Not Like the Other

Older identical twins acquire different chromosome marks

R. John Davenport

http://sageke.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/2005/28/nf56

Abstract: Hang around with identical twins long enough, and you'll spot nuances that distinguish them. The same holds true for their DNA, according to a new study. Researchers have found that as identical twins age, the patterns of chemical changes to their chromosomes grow increasingly dissimilar. The findings might explain why one twin doesn't always get the same diseases as her sibling.

Citation: R. J. Davenport, Not Like the Other. Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ. 2005 (28), nf56 (2005).

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