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Answered 2012-01-15 21:56:57

No. Not even close. Fraternal twins result from two eggs fertilized by two sperm at about the same time and being implanted in the uterus together. They are siblings.

Not even identical twins, by the way, can be considered as clones, because cloning involves the removal of genetic information from one cell with its transfer to another cell. Identical twins involve splitting, not cloning.

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Identical twins, due to the fact that the one fertilized egg splits, have identical DNA. Fraternal twins, since they are from separate eggs, have different DNA.

Another name for fraternal twins is dizygotic twins.

There is no precise percentage of fraternal or identical twins but it is estimated that 2/3 of all twins are fraternal where as 1/3 of twins are identical.

identical twins are single egg twins. fraternal twins a two egg twins. fraternal

Fraternal twins can be the same sex or opposite sexes. It doesn't matter.

Yes, fraternal twins are perfectly normal.

No, identical twins do, but fraternal twins come from 2 separate eggs.

No that's why theyre called fraternal twins. Identical twins are identical (share the exact same genes) while fraternal twins are as similar to each other as normal siblings are.

Fraternal twins are two siblings that have the same birth day, but do not look identical.

Identical twins are formed from a single egg that splits into two. Fraternal twins are formed from two separate eggs that are both separately fertilized. So identical twins have identical DNA, and fraternal twins do not.

No, fraternal twins do not have the same fingerprints, because everyone no matter what has different fingerprints. not even twins.

In the US, the incidence of fraternal (dyzygotic) twins is 32 in 1000 live births.

If two fraternal twins have the XY sex chromosomes, they will be male.

Identical twins come from the same fertilized egg; fraternal twins come from 2 fertilized eggs.

Fraternal and identical twins.

Mirror Twins are always monozygote twins. This does not mean that fraternal twins won't be a righty and a lefty - if your family tends to run left handed.

No. Identical twins are identical. Fraternal twins are not.

No, the genotype of fraternal twins is no more similar than any two siblings.

No; if twins are fraternal then they can't be identical.

If two eggs are fertilsed you get fraternal twins whereas if one egg is fertilised and that develops into two individuals, you get identical twins.

Fraternal twins. Fraternal twins can be the same gender too, but since they are produced from two eggs from the mother, they are not identical.

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