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Twins with Different Dads

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Didn’t I see something similar on Grey’s Anatomy?

The Washington Twins

The Washington Twins

Okay, woman has affair on her fiancee which results in fraternal twins and there’s a different father for each child.

The odds of this happening are rare.  When two different men father fraternal twins it’s called heteropaternal superfecundation.  It occurs when a woman releases more than one egg and has more than one sex partner in the same period.

“Uh, this is likely to be the only time that we will see this occur in the city of Dallas. It’s that rare,” said Dr. Chris Dreiling.


Written by rentec

20 May, 2009 at 5:06 pm

Posted in genetics, science

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