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(Daily Mail)   DNA tests can often reveal surprising information .... like a husband and wife being biological twins   ( dailymail.co.uk) divider line
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2017-04-15 04:26:47 PM  
Cleopatra, is that you?
 
2017-04-15 04:37:05 PM  
Daily Fail...unidentified couple, unidentified doctor who apparently went to the press after getting the test results.
media2.giphy.com
 
2017-04-15 04:43:19 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2017-04-15 04:48:48 PM  
Meanwhile in Alabama....
 
2017-04-15 04:57:12 PM  
 
2017-04-15 05:06:15 PM  
This got me wondering if a DNA test could even tell fraternal twins. Because fraternal twins have diffrent DNA.
Turns out ...nope. A doctor could not say they were twins looking at the DNA...siblings yup. Twins...nope.

Unlike identical twins-who are genetically the same-fraternal twins are no more closely related in terms of DNA than regular siblings
http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2016/04/having-fraternal-twins-your-ge​n​es-and-your-hormones
 
2017-04-15 05:08:13 PM  

mjjt: Cleopatra, is that you?


Comin' at ya
 
2017-04-15 05:11:16 PM  
img.pandawhale.com
 
2017-04-15 05:40:37 PM  
In England, such an occurrence would be signed off by the doctor as 'NFN' (normal for Norfolk). I understand that similar rules apply in Mississippi, so that's all right then.
 
2017-04-15 06:42:27 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2017-04-15 06:43:24 PM  

optikeye: These are even better.
http://www.slate.com/articles/life/dear_prudence/2013/02/dear_prudenc e _my_wife_and_i_came_from_the_same_sperm_donor.html
That one has the extra bugaboo of being children of lesbians.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2057081/Engaged-couple-discov e r-brother-sister-parents-meet-days-wedding.html
https://www.dramafever.com/news/married-couple-finds-out-they-are-bro t her-and-sister-/

These also have the extra coincidence of being from 'third world' countries..for the 'well THOSE people" effect.


different dna is not the same as not being able to identify genetic markers that connect them as being related.  You have different DNA than your mother or father, but genetic markers and the *strength* they pronounce themselves at in the DNA test is such a way they can tell.  Would it be able to tell fraternal versus a normal sibling - no, it wouldn't be able to do that.  They also don't have the precision to tell precisely if that's your 2nd or 3rd cousin, so DNA tests usually list those things as a range 2nd-3rd cousin and the level of confidence.
 
2017-04-15 06:44:26 PM  
Sigh...


*Zip*
 
2017-04-15 06:45:43 PM  
It explains why they felt they had so much in common after their first date, anyway
 
2017-04-15 07:07:10 PM  
68.media.tumblr.com
 
2017-04-15 07:08:01 PM  
If they are cool with it, I'm cool with it. God knows I've fapped to invest porn before. It's pretty much half of all Japanese porn.

The other half being rape scenes.
 
2017-04-15 07:08:23 PM  
img.fark.net

Unavailable for comment.
 
2017-04-15 07:08:40 PM  
At least they're not conjoined.
 
2017-04-15 07:10:43 PM  
I think I've seen that porno.
 
2017-04-15 07:11:32 PM  
"We're all shocked to find that they're biological twins.", said a friend of the family. "Up until now we thought they were steptwins."
 
2017-04-15 07:13:22 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: I've fapped to invest porn before


Oh yeah baby, your diversification turns me on sooo much. Your funds are huge
 
2017-04-15 07:13:55 PM  
I saw a documentary about this on Pornhub.
 
2017-04-15 07:14:37 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: If they are cool with it, I'm cool with it. God knows I've fapped to invest porn before. It's pretty much half of all Japanese porn.

The other half being rape scenes.


Oh, baby, yeah, show me your EBITDA and I'll show you my P/E ratio.
 
2017-04-15 07:15:53 PM  

optikeye: This got me wondering if a DNA test could even tell fraternal twins. Because fraternal twins have diffrent DNA.
Turns out ...nope. A doctor could not say they were twins looking at the DNA...siblings yup. Twins...nope.

Unlike identical twins-who are genetically the same-fraternal twins are no more closely related in terms of DNA than regular siblings
http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2016/04/having-fraternal-twins-your-gen​es-and-your-hormones


Well, their DNA says siblings and their birth dates say twins. That would be my guess behind the doctor's reasoning.
 
2017-04-15 07:15:53 PM  
marriage between siblings is outlawed in the southern state.

 .
That hardly seems fair.

/ consenting adults and all that
 
2017-04-15 07:16:16 PM  

Salmon: At least they're not conjoined.


I think I may have seen that porno, too. "Two Heads Are Better Than One"
 
2017-04-15 07:19:32 PM  
What's the big deal? It shouldn't be that hard for them to move to West Virginia.
 
2017-04-15 07:21:12 PM  
Assuming this story is legit, I feel bad for them.  I can't imagine the turmoil they're going through.
 
2017-04-15 07:22:28 PM  
Hey sis, remember that time I went balls deep in that ass?
 
2017-04-15 07:22:51 PM  

idrow: Assuming this story is legit, I feel bad for them.  I can't imagine the turmoil they're going through.


You assume a great deal given it's the
Daily Fail.
 
2017-04-15 07:22:53 PM  
In Jackson Mississippi everyone is envious and on the lookout for a couple of 32 year olds they can turn into local celebrities.

/how do you get that taste out of your mouth
 
2017-04-15 07:22:53 PM  

sex_and_drugs_for_ian: marriage between siblings is outlawed in the southern state.

 .
That hardly seems fair.

/ consenting adults and all that


It isn't good for an already troubled gene pool.
 
2017-04-15 07:23:01 PM  

abhorrent1: AverageAmericanGuy: I've fapped to invest porn before

Oh yeah baby, your diversification turns me on sooo much. Your funds are huge


Madman drummers bummers: Oh, baby, yeah, show me your EBITDA and I'll show you my P/E ratio.


Was my withdrawal premature? Guess you'll have to slap me with a penalty.
 
2017-04-15 07:25:34 PM  
I call BS. No way to verify since they didn't release the name of the clinic or doctor. Also, they never thought "Hey, isn't that weird we both have the same birthdate, were adopted and our parents died in a car crash?"
 
2017-04-15 07:27:30 PM  
If their wedding vows included, "I see myself in you" - that might have been a clue
 
2017-04-15 07:27:41 PM  

cyberspacedout: abhorrent1: AverageAmericanGuy: I've fapped to invest porn before

Oh yeah baby, your diversification turns me on sooo much. Your funds are huge

Madman drummers bummers: Oh, baby, yeah, show me your EBITDA and I'll show you my P/E ratio.

Was my withdrawal premature? Guess you'll have to slap me with a penalty.


Hang on - you're about to get a dividend!
 
2017-04-15 07:28:38 PM  

optikeye: A doctor could not say they were twins looking at the DNA...siblings yup. Twins...nope.


Perhaps their matching birthdays completed that piece of a puzzle?

/not rocket science
 
2017-04-15 07:29:38 PM  

sex_and_drugs_for_ian: marriage between siblings is outlawed in the southern state.

 .
That hardly seems fair.

/ consenting adults and all that


I don't think there is a single state in the US where siblings can marry. Most European countries ban it as well.
 
2017-04-15 07:31:05 PM  
Given that it's the Daily Fail, I'm surprised the story didn't continue with "they went ahead with the IVF and are now about to give birth to twins". You know, since they just make up everything anyway, why not keep going?
 
2017-04-15 07:31:47 PM  
On one hand, Mississippi. On the other hand, the Daily Mail.

Can we just launch them both into the sun?
 
2017-04-15 07:35:16 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2017-04-15 07:35:47 PM  

optikeye: This got me wondering if a DNA test could even tell fraternal twins. Because fraternal twins have diffrent DNA.
Turns out ...nope. A doctor could not say they were twins looking at the DNA...siblings yup. Twins...nope.

Unlike identical twins-who are genetically the same-fraternal twins are no more closely related in terms of DNA than regular siblings
http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2016/04/having-fraternal-twins-your-gen​es-and-your-hormones


The DNA test may not have, but if they knew their birthdays were the same then that would make it easy enough to tell.
 
2017-04-15 07:36:14 PM  

Tom_Slick: sex_and_drugs_for_ian: marriage between siblings is outlawed in the southern state.

 .
That hardly seems fair.

/ consenting adults and all that

I don't think there is a single state in the US where siblings can marry. Most European countries ban it as well.


The Mail seems to imply that it's a southern thing to ban such marriages here in the U.S.

Just one more example of their backwards ways, I suppose.
 
2017-04-15 07:36:28 PM  

iron de havilland: [img.pandawhale.com image 624x336]


This is a winner....
 
2017-04-15 07:37:52 PM  
Gemini surrenders
 
2017-04-15 07:38:11 PM  
. like a husband and wife being biological twins

What other kind of twins are there?

minnesota.twins.mlb.com
 
2017-04-15 07:43:37 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: If they are cool with it, I'm cool with it. God knows I've fapped to invest porn before. It's pretty much half of all Japanese porn.

The other half being rape scenes.


I prefer a nicely trimmed hedge fund..Otherwise it obscures the assets and might harbor hidden
fees and other discharges.
 
2017-04-15 07:45:06 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: If they are cool with it, I'm cool with it. God knows I've fapped to invest porn before. It's pretty much half of all Japanese porn.

The other half being rape scenes.


Login checks out.
 
2017-04-15 07:47:26 PM  
It's like we have known each other all our lives!
 
2017-04-15 07:51:53 PM  
On the small chance this is real it seems like something that'd be pretty devastating. Either divorce someone you love and have a good relationship with or....keep farking your sister....
 
2017-04-15 07:51:54 PM  
"Forget it, Jake. It's Mississippi."
 
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