Are fingerprints a genetic marker for handedness?


Fingerprints and handedness were measured in 2169 subjects. Left-handers were more likely to have an increased number of arches and radial loops, while having fewer whorls and lower pattern intensity than right-handers. Analyzing by hand and digit, the differences were most marked on the left hand, which showed significant differences on four of the five… (More)


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@article{Coren1994AreFA, title={Are fingerprints a genetic marker for handedness?}, author={Stanley Coren}, journal={Behavior genetics}, year={1994}, volume={24 2}, pages={141-8} }