Can twins carried by and born to the same mother possibly have different fathers? While it is a rare anomaly, the answer is yes. Known as heteropaternal superfecundation, it does happen, such as in a recent case when a DNA test proved that a New Jersey mother who brought a man to court for child support for her twins actually only fathered one of the children.
Mary D’Alton, MD, Willard C. Rappleye Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology and chair of the Department of OB/GYN, was recently inducted into the Institute of Medicine (IOM) at the organization’s 44th annual meeting. She joins the ranks of more than 2,000 physicians and other healthcare providers elected to the IOM in recognition of their contributions to medical science, health care, and public health, as well as their commitment to service.