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  1. Zugzwang
    Joined
    08 Jun '07
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    02 Mar '19 20:03
    Nature's more complex than many people (who ignorantly insist
    that every baby's born as clearly male or female, with nothing else
    in between or different) believe.

    https://www.theguardian.com/science/2019/feb/27/scientists-stunned-discovery-semi-identical-twins

    "Scientists stunned by discovery of 'semi-identical' twins
    Boy and girl, now four, are only the second case of ‘sesquizygotic’ twins recorded."

    "The only previously reported case of sesquizygotic twins came
    from the US in 2007, discovered after one of the children was born
    with ambiguous genitalia. The team say the children in the latest
    report had no such ambiguities."

    Let's imagine a future conversation:
    "Hello, do you have any brothers or sisters?"
    "Yes, I have a brother; he's my semi-identical twin." or
    "Yes, I have a sister; she's my semi-identical twin."
  2. Subscribersonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    slatington, pa, usa
    Joined
    28 Dec '04
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    52865
    02 Mar '19 21:35
    @Duchess64
    So the girl already had ovaries removed and an arm amputated. Let's hope that is the end of it and what is left of her allows her to grow up as normally as is possible.
    I guess the boy fared better but time will tell.