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04 October 2023

Meet twins only out in 'Spacesuits'


French twins Thomas and Vincent (L) Seris pose in the street in Bordeaux. (Reuters)

Born with Xeroderma Pigmentosum (XP), Thomas and his twin brother Vincent cannot be exposed to the sun and its ultraviolet (UV) light, which could provoke precocious cancers due to a autosomal recessive genetic disorder of DNA repair. (Reuters)

Colloquially referred to as Children of the Night (Les Enfants de la Lune) the Seris twins are among 70 to 80 people in France who suffer from the genetic defect. (Reuters)

The French association "Les Enfants de la Lune" reports that there are between five and ten thousand such cases in the world. (Reuters)

Thomas and Vincent have been testing a new protective mask for the last year which is transparent and ventilated and developed by several hospitals in France. (Reuters)

Vincent (R) and Thomas Seris play chess in their apartment in Bordeaux. (Reuters)

The new transparent and ventilated protective mask worn by French twins Vincent and Thomas Seris are pictured in Bordeaux. (Reuters)

Thomas and Vincent Seris walk in the street in Bordeaux. (Reuters)

Vincent and Thomas Seris wait for a tram in Bordeaux. (Reuters)

French twins speak with a student at the university in Bordeaux. (Reuters)




Vincent Seris holds a device which is used to check for ultra violet light in Bordeaux. (Reuters)

Vincent Seris uses a device to check for ultra violet light in Bordeaux. (Reuters)