Log In
Tuesday 22nd May 2018

Some people don't have fingerprints

5th August 2011

Scientists believe they have found the reason why some people do not have fingerprints.

They say they have identified the genetic flaw behind the rare condition following a study, published in the American Journal of Human Genetics, which looked at one Swiss family, many of whom have no fingerprints. By analysing their DNA, researchers from the Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center in Israel, identified the SMARCAD1 gene, though they say that virtually nothing is known about how the gene functioned in the skin.


Share this page


There are no comments for this article, be the first to comment!

Post your comment

Only registered users can comment. Fill in your e-mail address for quick registration.

Your email address:

Your comment will be checked by a Healthcare Today moderator before it is published on the site.

Article Information

Title: Some people don't have fingerprints
Author: Mark Nicholls
Article Id: 19356
Date Added: 5th Aug 2011


BBC News
New Scientist

Recent Related Articles

Health starts failing at 47 in some parts of England and Wales


Add to scrapbook
Show Comments
Add comment
Find all related articles


Mayden - Innovative cloud-based web development for the healthcare sector
© Mayden Foundation 2018