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In this clip from "Extreme Bodies" on Discovery Channel, we meet conjoined twins Lori and George Schappell. They are joined at the head, one of the rarest types of conjoined twins.
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It is still a mystery what causes conjoined twins to form in the womb. In this clip from "Extreme Bodies" on Discovery Channel, we learn of some possible answers.
Understanding: Definition of Genes
On the Learning Channel's series, "Understanding: The Power of Genes," scientists explain how new scientific information shows exactly what what genes are. Scientists believe with this information, they are able to determine mortality.
Extreme Bodies: Separating Cranial Conjoined Twins
In 2006 Tatiana and Krista Hogan were born joined at the head. They provide an extraordinary opportunity for medical research, and in this clip from "Extreme Bodies" on Discovery Channel, we investigate the possibility for separation.
Extreme Bodies: Separating Conjoined Twins
Conjoined twins Jade and Erin Buckles underwent a complicated surgery to be separated. In this clip from "Extreme Bodies" on Discovery Channel, we watch as their torsos are being reconstructed.
Extreme Bodies: Cranial Conjoined Twins
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