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Why We’re All Whorls Apart From Each Other!

How our fingerprints are formed

Rich Sobel
11 min readFeb 17, 2023

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When I was growing up, there came a time when I and all my young kid friends got interested in our fingerprints. This was long before DNA was being used to find criminals. Everyone knew that if you were going to commit a crime, you better wear gloves so you didn’t leave any fingerprints. I wasn’t planning on committing any crimes, but if…

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Rich Sobel
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