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In this week's episode, Dr. Jeffery Craig, an internationally recognized expert on twins, shares with us some insight as to what makes twins so different and how these answers can lead us towards a healthier future and individualized medicine. With twin studies, he and his colleagues have been able to really look at the early life factors that could influence epigenetic states and influence health. These discoveries can help predict disease and target preventions or interventions to limit the burden of these diseases.

One of my favorite insights that took place during this interview was when Dr. Craig said that twins are already different before they are even born. He explains that these differences can be random that accumulate or influenced by the environment and that the differences seen in twins are telling us that there is a mystery in life and he thinks that it has helped our evolution and has helped us evolve and adapt.

 

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