Adult Sibling Abuse & the Soccer Star

A story about sibling abuse allegedly perpetrated by soccer star Hope Solo.  Nice to be referenced in this story!  The author Traciy Curry-Reyes is correct that sibling violence is more widespread than parental abuse of children.  In addition, it is more common that parental abuse of children, peer/school bullying, and domestic violence — combined!  Always glad to see pieces bringing attention to this invisible form of violence — and, as is clear by this piece, it is (sadly) common in adulthood too.

More identical than identical twins!

Very rare & because share same genes & in utero environment they are more identical than typical identical twins!  And, they were born on Mother’s Day… meant to be?
Typically, identical twins are not 100% identical because of different genetic expression likely based on differing in utero hormonal and other experiences, as well as extremely minor genetic mutations.  But in the case of these newborns, their in utero exposure should be identical, making them even more similar than typical monozygotic twins that experience different amniotic sacks.  An important aside:  they will still have different personalities…like all twins… which means much if not most of our personality development is due to post-birth environmental reasons.  Probably the biggest reason?  Living with having to differentiate from a sibling!