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The Girls

by Lori Lansens

The Girls
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    May 2006, 352 pages
    Apr 2007, 368 pages

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Conjoined twins occur in about 40,000 births but only about once in every 200,000 live births. Craniopagus-twins occur in only about one in every 10 million live births.

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Medical advances have led to the discovery of another type of twin, known as tetragametic chimeras, where the embryos of two non-identical twins fuse together in the womb to make one person.

Just last month it was reported that...

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