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In biology, what is Twin Studies?

This refers to scientific studies conducted on identical twins who share the same set of genes. It is believed that twin studies can be an effective way to answer several questions related to human behaviour, including the influence of genes and environment on the behaviour of individual human beings. Behavioural scientists may employ twin studies to understand the behaviour of identical twins who share the same set of genes but were adopted by different families and thus grew up in significantly different environments. Such twin studies can help scientists to successfully isolate the influence that the environment has on the behaviour of individuals.

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