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Monozygous but not identical

Monozygous but not identical

By sequencing the germline genomes of twins and comparing them to those of close relatives, scientists at deCODE genetics found mutations that are present in just one of the monozygotic twins and traced them back to the first days after conception.

Award by the American Society of Human Genetics

At its Annual meeting in October 2017 in Orlando, the American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG), presented Dr. Kári Stefánsson, founder and CEO of deCODE genetics, with the William Allan Award. The award, the top prize given by the society, recognizes a scientist for substantial and far-reaching scientific contributions to human genetics. The ASHG has distributed video footage from the award ceremony. The introduction is given by Professor Mark Daly of Harvard University.