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Aug 21, 2009
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Identical fingerprints
by: Anna Sandiford

No, identical twins do not have identical fingerprints. Identical twins develop as the result of a single fertilised egg splitting into two embryos. At this point, although the DNA is the same, the skin and the fingers have yet to develop. Fingerprints develop as part of the papillary system, which is the special skin that covers the palms, fingers and soles of the feet. Because the skin develops after the egg has split, each baby develops its own papillary system and each papillary system has its own pattern of fingerprints.

Jul 08, 2009
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by: Calleigh

No. Identical twins come from one single cell. But, however, they have individual fingerprints. This is how detectives solved the famous case of the two indentical twin brothers back in the 90's. One was a killer. They used fingerprints to determine the culprit.

-Cal

Jun 17, 2009
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