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A 46-year-old member asked:

I have partial heterochromia iridis, but my identical twin does not. is this a sign that we are fraternal twins?

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 28 years experience
Nope!: This is a minor somatic difference that does not negate the fact that you two are otherwise identical. You have an expected ~100% identical dna with somatic mutations being the exception that confirms the rule.
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A 36-year-old member asked:

I have partial heterochromia iridis, but my identical twin does not. How is that possible?

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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Nevus...: ...Or birthmark - if it happens right over the eye it will involve the iris. A centimeter away, and it's just a birthmark.
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