The timing of monozygotic twinning: a criticism of the common model

  title={The timing of monozygotic twinning: a criticism of the common model},
  author={Gonzalo Herranz},
  pages={27 - 40}
Summary In the dominant model, monozygotic (MZ) twinning is universally accepted as a post-fertilization event resulting from splitting of the embryo along its first 2 weeks of development. The stage at which splitting occurs determines chorionicity and amnionicity. A short history on how the model was built is presented, stressing the role played by some embryologists, in particular George Corner, in its completion and final success. Strikingly, for more than 60 years no deep criticisms have… 

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Comment on G. Herranz: The timing of monozygotic twinning: a criticism of the common model. Zygote (2013)

The topic of monozygotic twinning (MT) on which the recent paper by Herranz (Herranz, 2013) focuses is indeed a fascinating one, but when reading through the paper, however, I have ended up disappointed.

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