Do YOU have the 'twin' gene? Study pinpoints the parts of your DNA that increase your chance of multiple births

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Genes related to twinning

Period11 May 2016

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  • TitleDo YOU have the 'twin' gene? Study pinpoints the parts of your DNA that increase your chance of multiple births
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletDaily Mail
    Media typePrint
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date11/05/16
    Description Twins are relatively common - occurring once in 100 pregnancies
    Study has pinpointed a number of genes related to twinning
    Having one copy of these genes increases the chance of twinning by 29%
    One of the genes can also play a role in the age of a girl's first period, age at menopause and infertility
    URLwww.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3571517/Do-twin-gene-Study-pinpoints-parts-DNA-increase-chance-multiple-births.html
    PersonsH. Mbarek, D.I. Boomsma