Genetic contribution to DZ twinning.

  title={Genetic contribution to DZ twinning.},
  author={Cathryn M. Lewis and S C Healey and Nicholas G. Martin},
  journal={American journal of medical genetics},
  volume={61 3},
The genetic contribution to dizygotic (DZ) twinning was investigated using 6,596 twin pairs from the Australian Twin Registry who provided information on other twins in their families. Responses were classified by the zygosity (DZ; monozygotic [MZ]) of the proband twins and by the relationship and zygosity of related twins. MZ probands and MZ twins reported by DZ probands were used as controls and assumed to be independent of any genetic influence. Significantly higher proportions of DZ twins… CONTINUE READING

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