Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Fraternal or Identical?

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We are pleased to report to you the results of the twin zygosity test that you requested. Analysis of the DNA indicates that Owen Russell Crews and Mason Kyle Crews are monozygotic, or more commonly referred to as identical twins.

We first isolated DNA from cheek cells from the swab kits that were returned to our lab. We amplified the DNA using a technique called PCR. Next, we analyzed 7-8 standard DNA markers (D5S818, D13S317, D7S820, D16S539, vWA, TH01, TPOX, and CSF1PO) and determined that the highly variable DNA markers were the same for both twins. Thus, there is greater than a 99% probability that the twins are monozygotic.

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So there you have it, identical twins (I was hoping they would be)! Good thing no real money was at stake in this bet because no one expected it (except Mommy, Grandaddy, and Manda)!

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