For all those who have dreamed of having twins, tell yourself that there might be one somewhere else in the world. Well, almost.
A photographer from Sherbrooke tries to prove this with his project I’m not a twin!
Since 1999, François Brunel has produced unconventional portraits. He photographed similar (and unrelated) black and white couples from around the world with the intention of creating an exhibition and book.
Already, it is very interesting. The similarities are striking:
But Brunelle’s plan Gained momentum over the years and attracted the attention of the scientific community.
A new study reports New York Times, A scientist from Barcelona, Dr. Manuel Esteller recruited 32 pairs of look-alikes previously photographed by Brunel to perform DNA tests and ask them questions about their lifestyles.
Following a battery of tests, the results of 16 out of 32 identical-looking pairs were generally similar to those of non-identical twins. That is, in half the cases, the twins, in addition to providing obvious similarities in their appearance, also shared a great deal of similarity in their DNA.
16 pairs are identical in “real” appearance. “These people are really similar because they share important parts of the genome or DNA sequence,” Dr. Esteller said.
They also concluded that the similarity in appearance was due to shared genes rather than shared life experiences.
So it’s not wrong to think that somewhere in the world we might have a “twin”.
François Brunelle’s work is recognized worldwide and has already been exhibited at least twice in the province of La Belle. in Montreal in 2009 and at the Musée de la Civilization in Quebec in 2018.
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