Do identical twins have identical fingerprints?

October 26, 2008

Palmistry & fingerprints.

Palmistry & Fingerprints

Identical fingerprints?

The fingerprints of identical twins have been the subject of many fingerprint studies. The short version of this answer is descibed at Examiner.com (see below).

FULL ARTICLE:
Do identical twins have identical fingerprints?

Straighdope.com says:

“Identical twins have fingerprints that can be readily distinguished on close examination. However, the prints do have striking similarities. In fact, before the arrival of modern genetic testing, similarity of fingerprints was often used to determine whether twins were identical- or fraternal twins.”

The most popular set of names for twins in 2007 was: ‘Jacob and Joshua’.

READ FURTHER ABOUT THE FINGERPRINTS OF THE HAND:
BOOK: ‘Destiny at your fingertips’
NEW SCIENTIST: ‘Twin fingerprints’
The latest fingerprint news

Fingerprints & accurate identity

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