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Behind the science of fingerprints

  • The Jakarta Post

| Thu, December 18 2008 | 11:17 am
Behind the science of fingerprints

PREMIUM Thousands of scientific studies on fingerprints have been done over the years, but they have received little media attention, probably due to the public's association with palmistry and fortune telling rather than as an object of scientific interest. Harold Cummins (1893-1976) coined the term "dermatoglyphics" for the scientific study of fingerprints and is derived from an ancie...