Woman, 33, learns that birthmark on stomach was actually twin she consumed in womb
A model with two different skin tones was shocked to discover that it came about when she absorbed her twin while they were in the womb.
Taylor Muhl, 33, from Los Angeles, has her body split in two different colours, separated by a straight line down the centre of her torso. She thought it was simply a birthmark, until her twenties when she discovered that she suffers from “chimerism”, a condition in which a non-identical twin dies in the uterus and is fused into the surviving twin.
As a result of the condition, Taylor has two sets of DNA, two sets of blood cells and two immune systems. The left side of the pigmentation is her twin’s genetic makeup while the right side is her own.