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Submission + - Why Don't Some People Have Fingerprints? (sciencemag.org)

sciencehabit writes: A small number of people in the world don't have fingerprints. The condition is known as adermatoglyphia, and one scientist has dubbed it the "immigration delay disease" because sufferers have such a hard time entering foreign countries. In addition to smooth fingertips, they also produce less hand sweat than the average person. Now researchers have identified the genetic mutation behind the condition.
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Why Don't Some People Have Fingerprints?

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