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Musical talent may be largely genetic, twin study says

"Researchers compared pairs of identical twins and found that no matter how hard one twin had practiced up to that point in their life, the other twin who had practiced much less still had an equal level of ability in certain musical skills."

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Practice will only get one so far when it comes to music, according to a Swedish study of identical twins that suggests talent may be largely genetic.
The study by researchers at the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm was just published in the journal Psychological Science.
"Researchers compared pairs of identical twins and found that no matter how hard one twin had practiced up to that point in their life, the other twin who had practiced much less still had an equal level of ability in certain musical skills," wrote Live Science's Jillian Rose Lim.
"The idea that an externally ...


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