Discordance Between Twins

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Because twin studies are a bedrock of human genetics research, it's no surprise that they are being incorporated into whole-genome and epigenome studies, many of which attempt to pinpoint why one monozygotic twin has a disease while the other does not. However, a recent report in Twin Research and Human Genetics from the Whitehead Institute's Yaniv Erlich cautions that studies using blood-based samples might not be picking up the differences between twins. GT's Ciara Curtin recently spoke with Erlich to find out why.

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