monozygotic twins


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mon·o·zy·got·ic twins

n., pl. gemelos monocigóticos con características genéticas idénticas.
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The studies of asthma and hay fever suggested that the prevalence of having both conditions was high (32%) and that they were more likely to occur together in monozygotic twins than they were in dizygotic twins.
Also, epigenetic super-similarity is a previously unrecognised phenomenon that may contribute to the phenotypic similarity of monozygotic twins, according to the study.
2] Previous studies have shown that the concordance rate of monozygotic twins with psoriasis is greater than that of dizygotic twins,[3],[4] with genetic factors underpinning 66-90% of the variation in risk of developing psoriasis.
Durgadas Kasbekar, INSA, Senior Scientist, Center for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics (CDFD), further qualifies, "DNA evidence is sufficiently conclusive to solve crime as only monozygotic twins share the same DNA profile.
Discordant complete atrioventricular block, which is more frequently defined in the literature as an autoimmune mechanism, is much more rare in monozygotic twins.
Even monozygotic twins with their very minimal variation in genomes can respond differently to drugs and disease (Alexanderson and Borga 1972; Bell and Spector 2011; Czyz et al.
The pattern of mortality hazard ratios in nine age groups in unrelated members of the general population and in half-siblings, full-siblings, and monozygotic twins discordant for alcohol abuse disorders was assessed using a database including information for all people born in Sweden from 1940 to 1965 who had not died or migrated before 1973 or the age of 15 years (JAMA Psychiatry.
I will first study the impact of bully-victimization on children s methylation of DNA and neurocognitive function development in monozygotic twins differing in bully-victimization, to test whether bully-victimization affects the neurobiology above and beyond possible genetic effects.
To determine nature's and nurture's relative contributions, Davis and his colleagues turned to a century-old method of teasing apart environmental and hereditary influences: They compared pairs of monozygotic twins -- best known to most of us as "identical" -- and of dizygotic, or fraternal, twins.
iPSC-Derived Dopamine Neurons Reveal Differences between Monozygotic Twins Discordant for Parkinson's Disease"; Cell Reports, 2014; DOI: 10.
This study also concluded that in monozygotic twins, concordance for idiopathic scoliosis is much higher than in same sex dizygotic twins.
Doctors said that the condition is usually found in monozygotic twins ( originating from the same fertilised ovum) but what made the surgery critical were the rare blood group the two babies shared and the need for extensive cranial re- modelling.