(Closed) Twin gene?

posted 11 years ago in Babies
Post # 18
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Newbee

Sorry to say but there is no such thing as a twin gene. I am a molecular biologist and this is my speciality. While there is no such thing as a twin gene you may carry the gene for Hyperovulation which means you would release two eggs during ovulation and if they were both fertilized would result in twins. Spontaneous twins or identical twins are not genetic at all. There is absolutely no science to back up why this happens. Every women has the same chance of carrying identical twins (roughly 1:365)

Let me tell you though, I am marrying an identical twin and it is so cool how close him and his brother are!

Post # 19
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Newbee

fyi, to the girl who says her and her brother are identical twins: thats impossible. You are fraternal twins because you are opposite sexes. Identical twins are only male or female because they share the same DNA (Chromosomes). Sorry to say but being any kind of twin is still cool!

Post # 20
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

Fraternal twins is considered to be hereditary; it involves ovulating and releasing more than one ovum at a time; some women are more genetically predisposed to release multiple ova each cycle and this is what causes fraternal twins.  If you have fraternal twins in your family it is possible that you will have fraternal twins and the idea of skipping a generation is an old wives tale.

Identical twins occur in the same percentage of the population worldwide so it is not considered a genetic trait.

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@ricachica:  I just saw this post about hyperovulation.

Post # 21
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

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@ricachica:  I think the post you are referring to was written by Mr. Bee 🙂

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