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Finally, Scientists Uncover the Genetic Basis of Fingerprints
Much like with a zebra’s stripes or a leopard’s spots, Turing patterns explain how the distinctive patterns of human fingerprints form, a study finds.
Finally, Scientists Uncover the Genetic Basis of Fingerprints
Finally, Scientists Uncover the Genetic Basis of Fingerprints

Much like with a zebra’s stripes or a leopard’s spots, Turing patterns explain how the distinctive patterns of human fingerprints form, a study finds.

Much like with a zebra’s stripes or a leopard’s spots, Turing patterns explain how the distinctive patterns of human fingerprints form, a study finds.

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FDA To Stretch Monkeypox Vaccine Supply via Intradermal Injection
Shafaq Zia | Aug 12, 2022 | 4 min read
The newly authorized intradermal vaccination only requires one-fifth of the usual vaccine dose. This will help stretch out the limited vaccine supply, experts say, but only if healthcare personnel receive sufficient training.
a skin-coated robot finger sits in a petri dish of culture media
Robot Finger’s Living Skin Stretches, Heals Like the Real Thing
Christie Wilcox, PhD | Jun 10, 2022 | 2 min read
Researchers in Japan have given a plastic robot finger a layered coating made from actual, living skin cells. Next, they aim to add hair and sweat glands.
Image of the Day: Cracked Skin
Jef Akst | Oct 9, 2018 | 1 min read
Micrometer-scale fractures in elephant skin results from the way the epidermis grows.
Image of the Day: Hair Follicles
The Scientist and The Scientist Staff | Feb 2, 2018 | 1 min read
Under certain conditions, skin organoids including hair follicles can be generated from mouse pluripotent stem cells, researchers report.
Researchers Create Hair-Growing Skin Organoids
Catherine Offord | Jan 2, 2018 | 2 min read
The mini-organs reproduce the two cell layers present in mouse skin and the development of hair follicles, providing a potential model for skin and hair research.
Child Receives Transgenic Skin
Ruth Williams | Jan 1, 2018 | 4 min read
A combination gene-and-cell therapy has given a boy with a grievous skin disease a new lease on life, and resolved a dermatology debate to boot.
More Than Skin Deep
Anna Azvolinsky | May 1, 2016 | 9 min read
Elaine Fuchs has worked on adult stem cells since before they were so named, figuring out how multipotent epidermal cells renew or turn into skin or hair follicles.
Beauty, Science-Deep
Amber Dance | Sep 1, 2013 | 8 min read
Cosmetics companies use advanced genomics and in vitro technology to make skin look young and vibrant—you may never view the makeup aisle the same way again.
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