Meet Lucy And Marie Aylmer. They’re Not Just Sisters — They’re Twins.

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Meet Lucy And Marie Aylmer. They’re Not Just Sisters — They’re Twins. Geneticsdoing what it does best. Some people might assume Lucy and Maria Aylmer are just close friends, but the two are more than that — they’re sisters, twins to be exact. According to the Mirror, the Aylmer pair were born January 1997 to

Meet Lucy And Marie Aylmer. They’re Not Just Sisters — They’re Twins.

Geneticsdoing what it does best.

Some people might assume Lucy and Maria Aylmer are just close friends, but the two are more than that — they’re sisters, twins to be exact.

According to the Mirror, the Aylmer pair were born January 1997 to their mother Donna, who is half Jamaican, and their dad Vince, who is white.

The girls are the youngest of five siblings who, according to Lucy, all have somewhat in-between skin colour. But the fact that they’re so seemingly different, yet twins, sets them apart.

Lucy, the shyer twin, has light hair and blue eyes. Maria, the “outgoing one,” has a darker complexion, eyes and hair color. Lucy explained that even their friends seem to be sceptical of their kinship.

“No one ever believes we are twins. Even when we dress alike, we still don’t look like sisters, let alone twins,” Lucy told the Daily Mail. “Friends have even made us produce our birth certificates to prove it.”

Dr Jim Wilson, a population geneticist at the University of Edinburgh told BBC News that skin colour is the result of over 20 gene variants.

“I think of it as a deck of cards,” Dr. Wilson told the BBC. “Imagine you are at the casino and you have been dealt a hand of cards, some will be black, and some red … By chance, [some have] passed more of the European skin colour variants, almost all of them, on to [one child], whereas more of the African ones, just by chance, on to [the other].”

While biracial twins have the possibility of this happening, their chances aren’t too high.

According to a BabyCenter article published in 2011, the overall chances of producing twins like Lucy and Maria, for example, are about two in a million. However, those chances increase when one parent is also biracial to one in 500.

Even so, Lucy and Maria have beaten the odds.

 

Find the English equivalent of the following expressions or sentences in the text.

 

1.    A genetika műveli, amihez a legjobban ért.

2.    ikrek, hogy egészen pontosan fogalmazzunk

3.    Úgy tűnik, még a barátaik is kétkednek a rokonságukkal kapcsolatban

4.    A barátaink még be is mutattatták velünk a születési anyakönyvi kivonatunkat, hogy bebizonyítsuk.

5.    Úgy gondolok rá, mint egy pakli kártyára

6.    nem túl nagyok az esélyeik

 

Key:

1.    genetics doing what it does best

2.    twins to be exact

3.    even their friends seem to be sceptical of their kinship

4.    Friends have even made us produce our birth certificates to prove it

5.    I think of it as a deck of cards

6.    their chances aren’t too high

Vocabulary

to assume

feltételezni

to be exact

egészen pontosan

siblings

testvérek

seemingly different

látszólag különböző

outgoing

társaságkedvelő

complexion

arcszín

sceptical

kétkedő, szkeptikus

kinship

rokonság

let alone

nem hogy

birth certificate

születési anyakönyvi kivonat

population geneticist

népesség genetikus kutató

a deck of cards

egy pakli kártya

to deal

itt: osztani (kártyát)

by chance

véletlenül

biracial twins

kétfajú

to increase

növekedni

to beat the odds

ráverni az esélyekre,

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