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Genetic Defect Leaves Some Without Fingerprints
2011-09-19 04:15:03

Like DNA, fingerprints are unique to each person or set of identical twins.

2011-08-04 14:08:25

Scientists have identified a mutation that might underlie an extremely rare condition, called "adermatoglyphia," which causes people to be born without any fingerprints.


Word of the Day
marcescent
  • Withering but not falling off, as a blossom that persists on a twig after flowering.
The word 'marcescent' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to wither'.
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