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Babies buried under a mammoth-bone lid are the oldest known identical twins

Two skeletons buried in red soil.

Ancient hunter-gatherers buried an infant boy (left) with his identical twin (right), who had died more than a month earlier. Credit: M. Teschler-Nicola et al./Commun. Biol. (CC BY)

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Nature 587, 333 (2020)

doi: https://doi.org/10.1038/d41586-020-03184-6

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