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YOU CAN’T BAKE THE SAME CAKE TWICE

How twins can help us understand what makes us who we are
by Professor Jeffrey Craig MRSV, Dr Evie Kendal, Associate Professor Neera Bhatia, Dr Namitha Mohandas
The Institute for Mental and Physical Health and Clinical Translation (IMPACT), Deakin University.

We are writing to you to provide RSV members with some interesting new information about how twin studies have revealed unique and important insights into what makes each one of us who we are.

In Jerusalem, identical twins give birth to boys on the same day

Identical twins Yael Yishai, right, and Avital Segel, left, pose with their newborn sons at Shaare Zedek hospital in Jerusalem, May 30, 2022. (Shaare Zedek)

(JTA) — When they were born, Yael came first, and then came her twin sister, Avital.

The twins preserved that sequence 31 years later when they gave birth on the same day on Monday to boys at Jerusalem’s Shaare Zedek hospital.

We’re sisters and our sons are brothers, cousins and twins

Two sisters have left people baffled after saying their two sons are brothers, cousins and twins.

Brittany and Briana are identical twins who married identical twins Josh and Jeremy Salyers and then gave birth to babies within months of one another.

They uploaded an Instagram post of their adorable sons Jett and Jax and said they are “Cousins, genetic brothers, and quaternary twins.”

Many people took to the comments confused at how this was possible.

A Week After They Adopted Their Children, This Couple Got Some Life-Changing News

Sarah and Andy Justice from Tulsa, Oklahoma, were one of those happy couples who wanted to have kids more than anything else in the world. However, after years of trying to get pregnant they realized that adoption was their only chance.

Pregnant Surrogate Carries Twins For Couple And Learns After Their Birth One Of Them Is Biologically Hers

A mother in California decided to help out others and signed up to be a surrogate mother. Jessica Allen already had a beautiful family of her own with her husband and their two children, so she decided she wanted to help make other couples happy who either couldn’t or chose not to conceive on their own. After choosing to become a surrogate mother and getting matched with another couple, she successfully had an embryo implanted, but something strange happened a few weeks later that would change her life forever.

Judge Orders Both Identical Twin Brothers Pay Child Support For 9-Year-Old Girl

After plotting to avoid taking financial responsibility for a nine-year-old girl, a pair of twin brothers have been court-ordered to pay up. The identical twin brothers attempted to cover for one another, with each claiming the other was the one who impregnated the girl's mother.

Doting Dad Films Adorable Twin Babies Engaged In The Sweetest Conversation With Each Other

One baby is cute enough — but two? Twins make everything twice as wonderful! Our hearts always give a leap of joy when we see babies, and seeing twins is even more joyful. There are two types of twins: identical and fraternal. Identical twins are the result of one fertilized egg that splits into two, while fraternal twins result when two separate eggs are fertilized. Essentially, fraternal twins are just two siblings born on the same day.

Quadruplets graduate from Oxford Brookes University

A university in Oxford has had a set of quadruplets graduate from the institution for the first time.

Mom Gives Birth To Single Boy Then Four Weeks Later Doctor Finds Unborn Twins In Undiscovered Second Uterus

In this story from 2019, a rare medical condition led one woman in Bangladesh to give birth to three babies, 26 days apart. It's a story that will blow your mind and make you wonder if it could happen to you.

Her husband is a hardworking laborer who makes less than $70 per month. Despite their limited means, they were going to give this baby the best life they could.

A Year After Being Separated, Conjoined Twins Celebrate Their New Lives MAY 03, 2019

There’s the joy that a couple feels when expecting a baby. But then there’s double joy when they find out it's going to be twins. It’s a rare phenomenon and having to be the parents of twins would be the most satisfying news for most people. This couple couldn't hide their excitement after finding out they would be expecting twins. However, after a scan, they got worried when they received news that the twins would be conjoined.

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