The twins will tell you the truth
Re: “Identical twins not actually identical: scientists,” March 31.
This article is a typical example of the waste of time and money by academics in needless studies, while the conclusions are so obvious that they’re painful.
Apparently, now they have discovered the revolutionary fact that identical twins do not share identical genes. Had the scientific process involved asking the right people, this “stunning” conclusion could have been known years ago, and at a much lower cost.
I am an 80-year-old identical twin. I don’t need to know the relationship between schizophrenia and heredity to know that my twin and I are genetically different.
We have known this for most of our lives without the help of any scientific gobbledygook.
We look the same, but there are other physical differences that probably related to our father and mother.
Being an identical twin has always been a lot of fun, but we have separate strengths and weaknesses and we certainly are not 100 per cent cloned.
Dr. Shiva Singh’s genetic differences may be a stunning and revolutionary finding, but to my brother and me, it’s old hat and a no-brainer.
Robert A. Dunlop, Calgary