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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Twins with Two Dads: DNA test proves twins born to different fathers

Despite the fact that they were born at the same time to the same mother, Justin and Jordan look nothing like twins, besides having the same skin color. In fact, they look so different that James Harrison, the supposed father, decided to request a paternity test. Turns out, his instincts were right: One of the infants is his child, and the other is not.
Mia Washington, the mother of the “twins,” admitted to cheating on Harrison, her fiancĂ©, prior to becoming pregnant. But she didn’t have any idea the pregnancy was a result of two separate sets of sperm.
Biologically speaking, this can happen when two or more eggs from the same woman are fertilized during the same ovulation period by two different men. When this rare event occurs, it is called heteropaternal superfecundation—and we really mean rare: There have only been about 10 other cases of this, according to the president of Clear Diagnostics’ DNA lab, Genny Thibodeaux. And in those cases, it was more obvious because the children were of different ethnic backgrounds.
The Telegraph failed terribly when explaining the results of the paternity test:
According to the paternity test, there’s a 99.999 percent chance Justin and Jordan do not have the same father, and zero percent chance they do.” What the reporter meant to say is: There’s a 99% chance that one of the babies belongs to Harrison, and a zero percent chance the other child is his.
Also worth noting: “Miss Washington, from Dallas, Texas, said she plans to tell the boys about their DNA differences when they’re old enough to understand. But she says she has no plans to tell the other father.” .....Which is why she told a reporter? lol.


Anonymous said...

It is not called 'heteropaternal superfecundation', it's called whoring.She is a whore,pure and simple. He should kick her out of the house and keep the child that is his.

Vera Ikeji said...

@ Anonymous: Lol, I feel u on that one, lol!

Irenen said...

I just can't comprehend these facts. I am a medical Laboratory scientist with so much information on this but i must confess that woman is something else.

Vera Ikeji said...

@ Irenen: I know, I found it VERY VERY difficult to accept at first but...

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