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No. Not even close. Fraternal twins result from two eggs fertilized by two sperm at about the same time and being implanted in the uterus together. They are siblings.

Not even identical twins, by the way, can be considered as clones, because cloning involves the removal of genetic information from one cell with its transfer to another cell. Identical twins involve splitting, not cloning.

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No that's why theyre called fraternal twins. Identical twins are identical (share the exact same genes) while fraternal twins are as similar to each other as normal siblings are.

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Who are clones fraternal twins or identical twins?

Identical twins, due to the fact that the one fertilized egg splits, have identical DNA. Fraternal twins, since they are from separate eggs, have different DNA.

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What is another name for fraternal twins?

Another name for fraternal twins is dizygotic twins.

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Why Can fraternal twins be different gender but identical twins are always the same gender?

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