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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.


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