Single Minded Twins

For as long as anyone can remember, the typical human pregnancy produced two fetuses.  Near-identical twins, with one male and one female body.  However, despite giving birth to two babies, a typical pregnancy also only results in one mind.  This mind is shared between the two bodies as a form of a localized hivemind.

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Hivemind

About 300 years ago, there was a French fur trapper who lived near Fort Pontchartrain du Détroit. Unbeknownst to him when he moved there, he possessed a unique genetic mutation. It was upon the birth of his first child that he noticed the effect, even if he didn’t understand that cause at the time. Everyone with that particular allele had their brains networked together functioning as a single mind with several bodies. An odd interaction with an unrelated protein code that was closely located to this allele on the chromosome caused it to be Super Dominant in that if present on one Chromosome, it would become duplicated on the other one. Only a tiny fraction of children end up not carrying the allele.

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