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The world’s oldest conjoined twins have died – what we know about this rare condition

By Adam Taylor, Professor and Director of the Clinical Anatomy Learning Centre, Lancaster University
The world’s oldest conjoined twins, Lori and George Schappell, recently died, aged 62.

Doctors predicted that the twins (who were joined at the skull and shared 30% of their brain) would not live past the age of 30. But the twins defied expectations and managed to live long and successful lives.

The twins made headlines in 2007 when George came out as transgender.

Conjoined twins are incredibly rare, accounting for about one or…The Conversation

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