8 votes

Have there ever been "half-twins" who were halfway between siblings and twins?

Yes. A case of semi-identical twins was reported in 2006. These twins share 100% of their maternal alleles and 50% for their paternal alleles. It's hypothesized this arose from a double fertilization ...
Darlingtonia's user avatar
  • 2,472
4 votes

Have there ever been "half-twins" who were halfway between siblings and twins?

Though your question doesn't make sense to me, I believe the answer is Yes. See the following paper about "sesquizygotic" twins: Gabbett, M.T., Laporte, J., Sekar, R., et al. 2019. Molecular ...
theforestecologist's user avatar
3 votes
Accepted

Preserving a sample for mtDNA and nuclear DNA analysis

If you're wanting to store DNA long-term at room temperature, you'll probably want to dry it. DNA extraction methods have been known since 1869. You can then use ethanol to precipitate the DNA, ...
Darlingtonia's user avatar
  • 2,472
1 vote

Preserving a sample for mtDNA and nuclear DNA analysis

For anyone curious, @Darlingtonia's answer is what I needed. It also gave me the search terms that Google could use to finally find further useful information. In particular, a paper published at ...
CXJ's user avatar
  • 113
1 vote

Has perturbation theory been applied to mutation process frameworks?

this is basically the argument behind maximum likelihood tree inference. Parsimony can lead to a lot of issues, as argued in the classic Felsenstein paper (linked). Here is a brief paper discussing a ...
Maximilian Press's user avatar

Only top scored, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible