By having their genomes sequenced, the health problems of a set of fraternal twins living near San Diego was solved, reports NBC 7. As toddlers, the twins were diagnosed first with cerebral palsy, and then with dopa-responsive dystonia. But then in 2009, both twins had additional health issues and that led to their parents to seek DNA testing for the family, NBC adds.

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