Dynamic Duos: Why Science Loves Twins
Jan. 21, 2019
Nancy Segal, professor of psychology and director of the Twin Studies Center at Cal State Fullerton, discusses the origins of twin research design in a piece explaining why science loves studying twins. According to Segal, the first attempts to study twins started in 1875 when English scientist Francis Galton, who was also Charles Darwin’s half-cousin, “first came upon the twin research design, which is really a very simple and very elegant way of looking at behavior.”
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