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Twins & Health

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I went to the world’s largest gathering of identical twins. I left jealous.

When Mylee and Cayla Simmermon were toddlers, even they couldn’t tell themselves apart. Their mom would catch Cayla staring into the mirror, waving, and shouting, “Hi, Mylee!”

She was mistaking her own reflection for her sister.

I met Mylee and Cayla on Aug. 6 at the annual Twins Days festival in Twinsburg, Ohio. It’s the world’s largest gathering of twins — thousands of identical pairs (as well as fraternal twins and other multiples) gather to celebrate this special kind of siblinghood.

Identical twins share a particularly intense bond. They are the result of one fertilized egg splitting into two, giving them identical DNA. (Fraternal twins are the result of two separate,…

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