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Adermatoglyphia and Editing


An August 2011 study from [[wysiwyg_imageupload:107:]]
The American Journal of Human Genetics summarized in Science describes an extended Swiss family (10 members) with adermatoglyphia – or more simply – no fingerprints.  Also known as “Immigration delay disease” (and indeed it caused delay when a family member tried to enter the United States and had no distinguishable fingerprints), adermatoglyphia was found by Janna Nousbeck, Eli Sprecher and colleagues in Tel Aviv and Basel to be caused by a mutation in a gene located in the skin called SMARCAD1.  Read full post »