•   Scientific American, 14 June 2007 Emmett and Otto Ramstad present a fascinating glimpse into the diversity of biology. They are rhizozygotic twins. Rhizozygotic twins are an extremely rare form of multiple birth, enabled by the wonders of assisted reproductive technology. On September 20 1975, an egg, or blastocyst, was harvested from the Ramstad twins’ […]

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  • Emmett and Otto were born twins in Norway in 1979, the year of the blizzard. You know, the blizzard of 1979 that wiped out all the power to the entire country and left folks cross-country skiing to neighbors’ houses for weeks. Anyhow, when Emmett and Otto were born the electricity had just turned off in the hospital. […]

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  • Jennifer Chien and I, Rowena Richie — a.k.a. “richien”– have settled on a new title for our piece. After much musing, wordplaying, and a poll we announce: Twindependent, formerly known as Twinstigate. We wanted to change the title from Twinstigate in part because we are past the instigating stage of the process. As the other winter […]

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