National twin gathering in Ercsi, Hungary /HTR News
New research shows that a large percentage of twins have been given the wrong information about their genetic status.
Around 30 per cent of twins are incorrectly classified as either identical or fraternal, new research shows.
Now many parents are using DNA tests to double check.
A leading expert on twins delves into the stories behind her research to reveal the profound joys and real-life traumas of twelve remarkable sets of twins, triplets, and quadruplets.
This book represents an image and photographic history dedicated to "twins". Images cover the period from 1825 to the present. It is a historical compilation from a variety of sources with a linguistic emphasis on any image relating to the term "twins," including alternative meanings and inflections which capture ambiguities in usage.
Long a source of fascination, twins have often been a theme of myth and legend. The founding of Rome by Romulus and Remus is one of the many instances that spring to mind. Even when separated at birth, twins usually have uncannily similar tastes, habits and life experiences. In this landmark photographic study, Martin Schoeller uses his distinctive close-up portrait style to examine 40 sets of identical twins, capturing every subtle aspect of their facial structure and expressions. We notice the myriad similarities and the seemingly miniscule - yet significant - differences.