Experts study why a family from Switzerland has not fingerprints.
Thursday, August 9 2012
No fingerprints.- For generations, all members of a Suisse family are born without fingerprints, neither on their fingers tips nor on their palms and toes.
Now, a study published in the scientific magazine "The American Journal of Human Genetics" reveals that a strange mutation of the gen SMARCAD1 is the cause of these atypical cases. The study is based in a series of researches developed with the help of this Suisse family.
nvestigators have also concluded that this genetic mutation can contribute to the apparition of small problems such as lack of perspiration in the hands and feet.
The conclusions of this research remind us that it is still a long way ahead and many discoveries to come through in the fascinating world of human DNA.