Twins are the two babies which are born on the same pregnancy. It is also called monozygotic. There are two types of twins such as: identical or monozygotic and non-identical or dizygotic twins.
Clones are the process by which exact genetic copies of an organism is made. DNA is also identical. Clones occur in human beings as identical twins.
|Definition (www.oxforddictionaries.com)||One of two children or animals born at the same birth||An organism or cell, or group of organisms or cells, produced asexually from one ancestor or stock, to which they are genetically identical|
|Synonyms||Bifacial, bifold, carbon copy, close copy, dual||Duplicate, reproduction, look-alike, replication , ringer|
|Word origin||The word twin was originated from Late Old English twinn ‘double’, from twi- ‘two’; related to Old Norse tvinnr. Current verb senses date from late Middle English.||The word clone was originated from Early 20th century: from Greek klōn ‘twig’.|
|Result||Identical twins are a result of a zygote splitting into two.||Clones are a result of DNA implantation of a donor into a foreign egg.|
|Activity||Random occurrence.||Artificially created.|
|Age||Twins are the same age.||The clone is younger than the donor.|
|Formation||Twins are formed by using chromosomes from both the mother and the father’s cells.||Clones are developed from a single somatic cell taken from the mother.|
|Results||The twins could be either females or males.||The somatic cell clone does not have a Y chromosome and are almost always females.|
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