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Roger_Stone Group Title

If identical twins share identical DNA why do they have different finger prints?

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  1. bngaure Group Title
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    Im pretty sure when a fetus touces the womb they get their individual prints

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  2. precious_516 Group Title
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    if im correct it is formed by the liquid while the fetus is in the womb

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  3. maxwellhas Group Title
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    The DNA's are not EXACTLY the same so there are still some differences. Only clones are the same.

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    if i am not wrong, this case occurs rarelly. Clones also have same exactly finger prints and identical twins in other words also can be said clones. so the answer is that, not always there are same finger prints in identical twins. it might happen there difference there. because nothing is 100% in this world. so things can be changed from regular sequnance. Thanks

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    they have same dna

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    Hi @Roger_Stone. @maxwellhas is right. It was previously thought that identical twins share identical DNA but it is not the case as depicted by some 'recent' findings. This article is really interesting: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/11/health/11real.html As far as the fingerprints are concerned, @bngaure and @precious_516 are right. You can check it out here: http://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2011/02/identical-twins-dont-have-identical-fingerprints-even-from-birth/ http://genetics.thetech.org/ask/ask68

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  7. blues Group Title
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    I agree with mawellhas and Kayne - my understanding is that identical twins have identical finger prints.

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    chromosomes

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