Families and Fingerprints: Weekly Science Activity

Experiment to find out if fingerprint patterns are inherited or not!

Are fingerprints inherited? Image of fingers.

In this week's spotlight: a genetics and genomics family science experiment for Father's Day. Fingerprints are unique, but do family members share fingerprint characteristics? Are there patterns of inheritance that come into play when it comes to fingerprints? Put the question to the test with a visual examination of fingerprints among siblings and between different family members!


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