TWINS IN THE NEWS
The MATR is always excited to read about twins and other multiples in the news and we would like to share some of our favorite stories with you! We do not necessarily endorse the views expressed in these articles but we found them interesting and we thought the MATR community might enjoy them as well. If you come across a news item about twins or other multiples that you would like to share, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Identical Twin Sisters Marry Identical Twin Brothers in Joint Ceremony (see link directly below for related video)
TLC: Our Twinsane Wedding Join TLC for an in depth look at the wedding of identical twin sisters, Birttany and Briana to identical twin brothers, Joshua and Jeremy! To find out more about the science behind quaternary marriage, check out the article in our most recent newsletter.
Just because it’s “twins in the news” doesn’t mean it needs to be serious. We thought it would be fun to share VCU Field Hockey Albright & Sturm twins “testing” how well each twin within a pair knew each other.
FOLLOW SCOTT KELLY’S YEAR IN SPACE AND HIS TWIN BROTHER MARK’S YEAR ON THE GROUND
Out of this World Twin Study
In March 2015 astronaut Scott Kelly will travel to the International Space Station to begin a one-year study of the effects of extended time in space on the human body; Scotts identical twin brother, astronaut Mark Kelly, retired, will stay here on earth as the study control for this study.
Unique Twin Study paves the Road to Mars
NASA has announced plans for human travel to Mars by 2030. In 2015 identical twins and the only siblings to both travel in space, Mark and Scott Kelly, will take part in a very unique twin study to see the effect long-term space travel on the body which will guide NASA as they plan for the Mars mission and other extended space travel.
MORE TWINS IN THE NEWS
Finnish identical twin study explores long-term effects of exercise.
Separated at birth, twin sisters are finally catching up on lost time after 78 years.
Conjoined Twins Separated at VCU
In November of 2011, Dr. David A. Lanning at VCU’s Children’s Hospital of Richmond helped successfully separate a pair of 18-month-old conjoined twins from the Dominican Republic. Here are some stories and articles from that time:
- VCU Performs Separation Surgery on Conjoined Twins (video)
- Conjoined twin toddlers recovering after surgery
National Geographic Article(s) on Twins
In January of 2012, National Geographic focused an issue of their magazine on twins. The link above will take you to the main article and links to some of the photo galleries included in the issue.