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  • Conjoined Twins
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    Conjoined twins have fascinated people for centuries. They have been worshiped as gods and feared as monsters. They play a role in our myths and are marveled at in circus sideshows. Once called "monstrosities". Conjoined twins are increasingly accepted into our everyday lives as we grow to understand their usual physical and emotional bond and learn more about the science behind their development. ( . zygote). The birth of two connected babies can be extremely traumatic and approximately 40-60% ...
  • Most Common Type Of Conjoined Twins
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    Out of approximately every 400,000 births, four are conjoined. Of the four, three will die within twenty-four hours. Of the remaining set of twins, 70% of them will either die (one or both) or they will live out their lives handicapped. The overall survival rate for conjoined twins is between 5% and 25%. Considerably more males conjoin in the womb than females; however females are three times as likely as males to be born alive. Approximately 70-75% of conjoined twins are female. Conjoined twins...
  • Births Of Fraternal Twins
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    Multiple Births Multiple births are rare in humans with twins as being the most common form of this event. Multiple births can arise in many different combinations of ways but the probability of giving birth to more than one child remains fairly constant when compared to the entire human race. The chances of multiple births can also vary from race and genetic background. Scientist and researchers do not know what the exact cause of these variations is but many of them feel that it is caused by h...
  • Conjoined Twin Forms 1 6
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    1.0 Introduction I have always been fascinated by conjoined twins and have always had questions about them like; what do the Siamese have to do with conjoined twins? Why does this form of twin happen? What, if any genes cause this? What types of Conjoined twins are there? How does the environment affect, if at all, the biological families' gene pool? In my research in efforts to prepare this paper, I found the answers to this question and many more. This term paper will cover the types of conjoi...
  • Twin Calves In Dairy Cattle Herds
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    Mac Winslow Twinning in Cattle Due to the continual fluctuation of the cattle market cattle producers have been searching for ways to improve their production and increase their profits any way possible. For years genetic engineers have been working hard on improving economic efficiency in cattle. It is their hope that through genetic research they can improve the yield and the income of cattle producers around the world. Research has shown that twinning is one way that farmers can increase thei...

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