Navigation Links
Inherent similarities in identical twins may not be so strong

Identical twins may be more different from each other than that can be perceived//. The primary similarities they have may be lost over the time that can leave them very different form each other.

Researchers have reported that this difference in identical twins is the direct result of their epigenome. Epigenome is the modifications that happen in the gene, not because of its genetic structure, but because of the varied expressions of the gene’s DNA. Epigenome can affect the attributes in the twins that make them identical.

Scientists from Ohio State University, who had conducted the study, had said that the epigenetic effect can alter the genetic expressions in twins through varied exposure of chemicals, dietary habits and environmental factors can bring so much difference in the physiology of the twins that even cancer can occur in one and not in another.

Researchers had looked into the blood test samples of 40 pairs of twins, along with their health records and had found that the genetic similarities in gene expressions were most for the youngest pair of twins who were of 3 yrs age. These similarities were the least in the oldest pair of identical twin siblings who were 74 yrs of age. The results of the study showed that the epigenetic effect is least when young and increases with age, as the identical twins grow older.

Reference: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, July 200
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Breast cancer risk seen in twins
2. Caesarean may aid twins
3. Marijuana gateway theory strengthened by study of twins
4. Pre-pregnancy folic acid intake does not increase rate of having twins
5. Mother pronounced dead while delivering twins
6. Conjoined twins doing well after separation
7. Avoid stress to have strong babies
8. Womens strong sense of smell
9. Breast cancer in younger women strongly linked to family history
10. Genetically modified rice faces strong protests in Asia
11. Mind is stronger than the muscle: power of brain over brawn
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:12/8/2016)... ... December 08, 2016 , ... ... planning services from offices headquartered in Hamilton County, is embarking on a charity ... LuvFurMutts specializes in finding new homes for orphaned or neglected senior dogs in ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... , ... December 08, 2016 , ... The Compretta Insurance ... and residential clients in and around the Hancock County area, is announcing the launch ... County Food Pantry. , The Hancock County Food Pantry has worked for more than ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... Washington,DC (PRWEB) , ... December 07, 2016 , ... ... Forum (NYLF): Medicine will have the unique opportunity to get hands-on experience ... gives high school students an immersive experience to gain invaluable, real-life medical skills ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... ... December 07, 2016 , ... Silhouette Instalift is ... by smoothing and tightening the skin of the face to create more youthful ... aging with very little downtime, Silhouette Instalift is a novel, minimally invasive facial ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... ... 2016 , ... In the early morning of October 30, Newton County Sheriff’s ... he lost control of his patrol car. The vehicle overturned into an embankment, causing ... to Atlanta Medical Center, where he later succumbed to his injuries. Justin White leaves ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/8/2016)... Quebec , Dec. 8, 2016  Valeant ... and TSX: VRX) ("Valeant") today announced positive results ... clinical study to assess the safety and efficacy ... the treatment of plaque psoriasis. ... subjects with moderate to severe psoriasis, IDP-118 showed ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... Dec. 8, 2016 True Health Diagnostics ... leading-edge laboratory services and management expertise to hospital ... , allowing more doctors and patients to benefit ... solutions. Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20161208/447162LOGO ... systems, under pressure to contain costs, have struggled ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... -- Information products and services provider Elsevier ... , the world,s largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature, ... from over 5,000 publishers. The new set of metrics will improve ... when to adjust a journal,s editorial strategy. ... , , CiteScore ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: