Would you believe this?
Report by the Mississippi Herald states that a US married couple are in shock after a DNA test revealed that they are biological twins.
The media reports that the couple, who were struggling to conceive a child, had visited a fertility clinic, but during the in vitro fertilisation process the doctor discovered there are too many similarities in their DNA profiles.
When investigations was conducted on their fertility, it was discovered that the twins had been separated at a young age after their biological parents died in a car accident. They were adopted into different families, with neither foster family not knowing their adopted child had a twin.
The devastated couple was left at a loss with what to do, as marriage between siblings is outlawed in the southern state.
Neither the couple, who met and fell in love in college, nor doctor can be named for patient confidentiality reasons.
The penalty for marrying a sibling in Mississippi is up to 10 years in prison and a fine of $500.