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Why do identical twins have different fingerprints?

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wilbertlim2008

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Wilbertlim2008

I know because they are twins

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Identical twins do not have identical fingerprints. A baby’s fingerprint, moles, freckles, palm lines etc all depend on how a baby develops in the mother’s womb. These mutations are not genetic. For identical twins, the two babies develop separately in the mother’s womb, so their fingerprints are also formed randomly.

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