Sunday, March 4, 2012

The Twin Buzz - World News about Multiples

By Jennifer Welsh

updated 3/1/2012 5:42

Ever wanted an identical twin? A clone to do your chores? If you were a coral embryo, you could 
just break in two and make yourself a body double, new research suggests.

Coral embryos, which are complex marine animals with differentiated cell layers and tissues, 
are able to reorganize their bodies, even if they've broken in half, to form anew. This means that 
when even a gentle wave comes along and a coral embryo is damaged, it just ends up turning into 
two smaller, identical twins...

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