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Double Trouble

Identical twins don't necessarily have identical genomes. Anne Casselman at Scientific American writes that the University of Alabama at Birmingham's Carl Bruder has examined the genomes of 19 sets of adult identical twins, finding that some twins had points of genetic differences, including different copy number variants of some genes.

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