Birth of twins unrelated to each other or to their gestational mother

Jeffrey Keenan, Carol Sommerfelt, Reginald Finger

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Abstract

This report records the first documented instance of a birth in which twins, genetically unrelated to each other, were born to a mother genetically unrelated to either of them. After an extensive history of infertility with multiple unsuccessful treatments, a 42-year-old woman gave birth to healthy twins following transfer of three embryos from two different donor sources. DNA testing confirmed that me twins represented both sources. This report adds to me growing body of literature documenting the successes of embryo donation to other couples, and supports the option of embryo mixing for those couples who wish to consider it.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)27-28
Number of pages2
JournalReproductive BioMedicine Online
Volume19
Issue numberSUPPL. 1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2009
Externally publishedYes

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Embryonic Structures
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  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Developmental Biology

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Birth of twins unrelated to each other or to their gestational mother. / Keenan, Jeffrey; Sommerfelt, Carol; Finger, Reginald.

In: Reproductive BioMedicine Online, Vol. 19, No. SUPPL. 1, 01.01.2009, p. 27-28.

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Keenan, Jeffrey ; Sommerfelt, Carol ; Finger, Reginald. / Birth of twins unrelated to each other or to their gestational mother. In: Reproductive BioMedicine Online. 2009 ; Vol. 19, No. SUPPL. 1. pp. 27-28.
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