NGS Method to Distinguish Identical Twins Promises to Help Solve Paternity, Criminal Cases | GenomeWeb

Scientists at Eurofins in Germany have shown that they can distinguish identical twins based on single nucleotide differences in their genomes, providing a path to help solve paternity and forensic cases that involve monozygotic twins.

Current paternity and forensic genetic testing relies largely on a set of short tandem repeats, or STRs, which cannot differentiate between monozygotic twins because they are identical for both.

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