Old Twins Aided by Detailed 3D Printed Medical Model

February 23, 2015 9:54 PM

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I’ve always been fairly close with my family — including three older sisters — but I’d never say that we were attached at the hip. For some, though, that is more than a sweet hyperbole denoting a strong bond; some siblings are literally attached at the hip. Conjoined twins, though fortunately not headlining anymore in circus sideshows, are still relatively rare to see, especially as they get older.

Statistics regarding conjoined twins are fairly depressing. While the occurrence of joint twins — in which a developing embryo begins the split into identical twins, but doesn’t complete the split, leaving some form of physical attachment between the two fetuses — is approximately 1 in every 200,000...

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