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disse sytten områdene hos toeggede tvillinger

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20:48 Jul 1, 2007
Norwegian to English translations [Non-PRO]
Medical - Genetics / genetic testing
Norwegian term or phrase: disse sytten områdene hos toeggede tvillinger
A DNA test to determine if twins are identical or fraternal

Summary of answers provided
4these seventeen areas in fraternal twins
Frederika Heden



7 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
these seventeen areas in fraternal twins

literally translated.

sytten = seventeen
toegged tvillinger = fraternal twins / dizygotic twins

My guess is it might refer to genetic areas of a chromosome specifically related to dizygotic determination?

Note added at 40 mins (2007-07-01 21:29:25 GMT)

"Theoretically the chance of full identity in these seventeen areas in fraternal twins one tenth of a permille (0.10/1000)"

So, the likelihood of fraternal twins to have these seventeen areas in common, is 1 in 10 000. (I think. Math is not my forte and it's midnight, my apologies if the calculation is wrong ^^;)

Note added at 41 mins (2007-07-01 21:30:24 GMT)

(there's an "is" missing in that sentence, sorry)

"...in fraternal twins IS one tenth of..."

Frederika Heden
Local time: 16:55
Native speaker of: Native in SwedishSwedish
Notes to answerer
Asker: Thank you. The whole sentence reads: "Teoretisk er sjansen for full identitet i disse sytten områdene hos toeggede tvillinger av størrelesorden en tiendels promille" Any more ideas on what it means?

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