Twin doubles: Couple’s joy over million-to-one daughters

Monozygotic twinning occurs in birthing at a rate of about three in every 1000 deliveries worldwide. Though scientists believe that monozygotic twinning is inheritabe, here’s a lucky family who hit the jackpot twice!

Identical or monozygotic (MZ) twins occur when a single egg is fertilized to form one zygote (hence, “monozygotic”) which then divides into two separate embryo’s.

There are an estimated 11 million sets of identical twins and triplets in the world today.

Idential twins Amber and Jasmijn, born June 28, 2010



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