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Twin Expert Part of New York Times Cover Story

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Nancy Segal’s long-term and ongoing studies into twins, particularly those reared apart, were a part of the Sunday, July 12, New York Times Magazine cover story “The Mixed-Up Brothers of Bogotá.”

The article details how two sets of identical twin brothers, separated shortly after birth and raised as fraternal twins, found their lost siblings and the changes they experienced in how they see themselves, their parents, the brother they were raised with and their twin.

Segal, a professor of psychology who has written several books about twins, met and studied the brothers shortly after DNA confirmed they were identical twins. The full story is available online.

Last year, she arranged to reunite a pair of 78-year-old twins who were separated soon after they were born in England. She also was featured in the memoir “Separated @ Birth” for helping Korean-born twins learn about themselves. In 2013, she was honored by the American Psychological Association for her book “Born Together — Reared Apart: The Landmark Minnesota Twin Study.”