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Can you do a twin study if your children are fraternal twins?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Depends on issue

Fraternal studies are more relevant as studies of early childhood environment, rather than genetic influences.
Any study can be valid if the target of that study is reasonable.

In brief: Depends on issue

Fraternal studies are more relevant as studies of early childhood environment, rather than genetic influences.
Any study can be valid if the target of that study is reasonable.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Michael Rupp
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Not Usually

Normally twin research studies like to study identical twins because the genetics are identical.

In brief: Not Usually

Normally twin research studies like to study identical twins because the genetics are identical.
Dr. Michael Rupp
Dr. Michael Rupp
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Dr. David Finke
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Probably yes!

Twin studies are occuring all over the place and are much needed! there are different kinds of twins and you may need to ask the study investigators if you can be included in their specific study.

In brief: Probably yes!

Twin studies are occuring all over the place and are much needed! there are different kinds of twins and you may need to ask the study investigators if you can be included in their specific study.
Dr. David Finke
Dr. David Finke
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