|MadSci Network: Development|
The mad scientist archives are contradictory when asked about identical twins and their occurrence of identical fingerprints. (see jan 13 and jan 14, 1999 responses) A few responses mention that the genome codes for chemicals that will result in the dermal pattern of fingerprints - however, if there is a five percent difference in identical twin fingerprints, how can that occur? One speculation I have heard is the direction and position of each fetus is a determinant.
Re: Why is there a 5% difference in identical twin fingerprints?
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