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|Posted on Thursday, January 15, 2009 - 05:46 pm: ||
i am also doin a science project on parent and child fingerprint relationships and so far no real fingerprints are very similar
|Posted on Tuesday, November 07, 2000 - 03:52 pm: ||
The so-called similarity between blood relatives is level 1 detail only (the pattern or general configuration, see http://onin.com/fp/level123.html).
Not being fingerprint experts, most members of the public will notice only that there are similar overall fingerprint patterns (loops, arches, whorls) and it is not unusual for there to be great pattern similarity between siblings, twins, etc., because the pattern formation results primarily from the height and location of volar pads during fetal development... and volar pad height and location is affected by genes.
It is at levels 2 and 3 that there is complete dissimilarity between fingerprints of all persons... and even of different fingers of the same person.
|Posted on Sunday, November 05, 2000 - 07:41 pm: ||
According to my biology professor, no, children and parent do not necessarily have similar fingerprints, not even identical twins. While in the womb, the embryo moves, and touches and rubs against the wall, which during the first 6 to 12 weeks of the pregnancy / development, can lead to specific marks on the finger tips. By taking your daughter's and your fingerprints, and compare them and perhaps count the ridges, you can easily see that they will probably be quite different. I hope this answer helps a little
|Posted on Friday, September 08, 2000 - 10:37 am: ||
Are children's fingerprints simular to their parents? Does one parent have more genetic influence than the other? My daughter is doing a science project on the simularities of fingerprints of children and their parents. Any information on this would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.