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marymary100

[*] posted on 17-4-2017 at 09:33
Oddly my ex husband has more or less the same birth date as me give or take a few hours. As we were born on different continents I think we're unlikely to be sibs...;)
Quaver

[*] posted on 17-4-2017 at 08:06
Glad it wasn't true:D
A couple I know has same birthdays, and has a child, but I don't think they are twins:D
marymary100

[*] posted on 16-4-2017 at 19:54
That is very illuminating. It ran in several papers here and I only chose the DR one because I am tired of giving the Daily Fail or Shun ANY publicity.
JackInCT

[*] posted on 16-4-2017 at 18:53
.....based on nothing more than one dubious source that should have raised a plethora of red flags in a real newsroom....

Perhaps the take away here is that "real newsrooms" are going the way of the dinosaur.
Katzy

[*] posted on 16-4-2017 at 17:30
http://www.snopes.com/couple-finds-biological-twins-ivf-treatment

Quote:

In short, both the Mississippi Herald and the Denver Inquirer are fake newspaper sites set up for no other ostensible purpose than to spread fictitious stories. And (sic) a number of online “news” publications ran with one of their fictitious stories without having made the slightest attempt to verify it, based on nothing more than one dubious source that should have raised a plethora of red flags in a real newsroom.

JackInCT

[*] posted on 16-4-2017 at 16:38
This URL is from a website that states that there is a good possibility that this is a fake news story:

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/married-couple-discover-they-are-biological-twins-after-ivf-clinic-visit-start-family-1617139?utm_campa ign=soficalflowtwitter&utm_source=socialflowtwitter&utm_medium=articles/married-couple-discover-they-are-biological-twins-after-ivf-clinic -visit-start-family-1617139?utm_campaign=soficalflowtwitter&utm_source=socialflowtwitter&utm_medium=articles

The article is posted April 16th.

There is a possibility that the URL is not going to work correctly; I would suggest that you then manually use http://www.ibtimes.co.uk
and then do a search on something like "Viral story about married couple who discovered they were biological twins appears to be fake". Perhaps a Google type search would expedite matters.
marymary100

[*] posted on 16-4-2017 at 09:44
I thought it a breech of doctor protocols despite the claims of anonymity. I am completing a case study at the moment. It is the anonymity of it that is the real bind - making sure that under no circumstances would the participants, or others, identify themselves at a later stage.

What was the agenda of the doctor? To bring fame to himself/herself and the clinic? To show how developed science has become? To show that anonymised adoption shouldn't be allowed? To force the married couple to avoid having more sex for fear of discovery?
JackInCT

[*] posted on 16-4-2017 at 00:59
It sure seems to me that the doctor violated the patients right to confidentiality by speaking to the newspaper, even if no names were stated. Odd it is how the newspaper knew that he was the doctor. I for one am not going to rule out fake news here.

Legal charges of incest are not as self-evident as one might think they are. USA laws are often a patchwork of what constitutes this or that.
John_Little

[*] posted on 15-4-2017 at 12:03
Indeed!
Quaver

[*] posted on 15-4-2017 at 11:13
:o
marymary100

[*] posted on 15-4-2017 at 10:40
Quote:

A married couple who were struggling to conceive were revealed to be biological twins after a routine DNA test at a fertility clinic raised suspicion.
The man and woman, who cannot be named for confidentiality reasons, were hoping to try IVF but the lab assistant noticed an abnormal similarity between their DNA profiles.

A doctor at the clinic in Jackson, Mississippi - who also cannot be named - revealed the astonishing events to the local newspaper and explained how the situation had come about.
"It's just a routine thing and we wouldn't normally check to see if there was a relationship between the two samples, but in this case the lab assistant involved was shocked by the similarity of each profile," he told the Mississippi Herald.
His first reaction was that they might be first cousins - until he noted there were far too many similarities in their DNA results.


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