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A recent upsurge of interest in the science of dermal ridges (dermatoglyphics) has come about because of the associations shown to exist between dermal ridge configuration and chromosomal disorders. Although unusual dermal ridge configurations were recognized in Down's syndrome some 30 years ago, it was not until the last few years when Down's syndrome was shown to be due to a chromosomal aberration that the whole field of human cytogenetics burgeoned. In the wake of this growth, the relationship between dermal ridges and chromosomes was recalled and explored more thoroughly. Today, the value of dermal ridge analyses in suspected chromosomal
The Genetics of Dermal Ridges.. Ann Intern Med. ;69:1080–1081. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-69-5-1080
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1968;69(5):1080-1081.
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