2019 AMI Online Salon

Sesquizygotic Twinning

Project Detail

  • Company/Institution: The New England Journal of Medicine

  • Entrant Name: Alison Burke

  • Membership Type: Professional Submission

  • Other Contributors: Natalie Koscal, Daniel Müller

  • Address: Bosotn,MA

  • Client: The New England Journal of Medicine

  • Medium/software used: Adobe Illustrator and After Effects

  • Final presentation format:Online

  • Primary Audience: General Medical Audience

Project Description

The intended purpose of this video was to explain a postulated new form of twinning, “sesquizygotic twinning,” a term described for the first time in a major medical journal. This new term describes twins that are approximately 75% related. To demonstrate this point, we used graphic imagery that included color-coding for maternal and paternal lines, friendly twin characters, and original charts and graphs to explain a very complex concept and set of events in a fairly short, quick video.