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Michael Rossi: Twin Studies

7 February 2013
Born Together – Reared Apart: The Landmark Minnesota Twin Study 
by Nancy Segal.
Harvard, 410 pp., £39.95, June 2012, 978 0 674 05546 9
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... that it is environment – society, culture, upbringing, the random events that make up day to day life – and not heredity which has the greatest sway over the differences between individuals. NancySegal’s Born Together – Reared Apart tells the story of one effort to return to hereditarian accounts: the Minnesota Study of Twins Reared Apart, or Mistra, which between 1979 and 1999 examined ...

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Jessica Olin: A.M. Homes goes west

22 June 2006
This Book Will Save Your Life 
by A.M. Homes.
Granta, 372 pp., £14.99, June 2006, 1 86207 848 3
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... Malibu.’ ‘Oh, far. I have a route that I kind of stick to, but I could meet you somewhere along the way. Maybe Santa Monica?’ ‘Whatever works; I’m flexible.’ ‘Meet me in the Fred Segal parking lot tomorrow at two-fifteen and I’ll make you a bunch of things that will get you through the week.’ Or: He calls the trainer. ‘Malibu – wow, you’re out of my service area. When ...

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