Two Sets of Identical Twins Swapped at Birth, Reunited 25 Years Later


“Accidental Brothers: The Story of Twins Exchanged at Birth and the Power of Nature and Nurture” is the latest book out from Nancy Segal, CSUF professor of psychology and director of the Twin Studies Center.

It tells the story of the reunion of two sets of identical twins swapped at birth. The switch was a mishap that occurred in a Colombian hospital. Years later, that mix-up offered the self-described “twin tracker” the rare opportunity to learn even more about nurture vs. nature. “Right now, they're really a band of four brothers,” Segal observes.

Introduced as “the world’s leading expert on twins,” Segal discussed her book with Larry Mantle this week on “AirTalk.” Listen to the program or read more about it on KPCC’s website.

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