Solved: Why Some People Don’t Have Fingerprints

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Solved: Why Some People Don’t Have Fingerprints

A rare gene mutation mayِ beِ the reason thatِ someِ people areِ born withoutِ fingerprints, a newِ study finds.
This mightِ seem likeِ a ticket toِ a life ofِ consequence-free crime, butِ in fact, adermatoglyphia oftenِ comesِ with unpleasant side effects, including skin blistering andِ facial cysts.
Researchers atِ Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center tested a Swiss family affected byِ adermatoglyphia, comparing theِ genomes ofِ the nineِ family members withoutِ fingerprints withِ theِ sevenِ family members withِ prints.