Genes may explain why some people love to hug

Twins show that genes play a significant role in how affectionate women are, but not guys. Plus, tips for how huggers can get through social distancing.

Alexis Blue-U. Arizona • futurity
June 25, 2020 ~10 min

Tags: gender genes twins touch featured society-and-culture social-lives

Multiple births are more common but face disadvantages

Families with multiple births face disadvantages "at every point of care in our healthcare system," a report finds.

Holly Bennett-U. Melbourne • futurity
May 28, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: twins babies families health-and-medicine premature-babies

Twin astronauts show how mitochondria handle space

Astronaut Scott Kelly spent 340 days in space. His twin brother, astronaut Mark Kelly, stayed on Earth. Here's how their mitochondria compare.

Mollie Rappe-Brown • futurity
April 11, 2019 ~2 min

Tags: space mitochondria twins astronauts muscles featured health-and-medicine microgravity siblings

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