Dermatoglyphics is a vast science by itself dealing with prints gifted to us by unknown force called genes and is inherited from parents to offspring as dominant trait. It is a science of personal identification and genetic tool to learn about a person’s hidden genotype and is medical diagnostic kit to be used in genetic counselling for leading a healthy life. If decoded well, dermatoglyphics can prevent the onset of many genetically inherited disorders and ailments.
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  • Publisher: Laxmi Publications
  • Language: English
  • ISBN : 978-93-85750-81-6
  • Chapter 1


    This document contains acknowledgements.

  • Chapter 2


    This document contains the foreword.

  • Chapter 3


    This document contains the preface.

  • Chapter 4


    This document contains the contents.

  • Chapter 5

    Chapter 1 - Definition of Dermatoglyphics and its use Price 0.11  |  0.11 Rewards Points

    Dermatoglyphics is a branch of medical genetics, wherein we study of prints present on our palm, sole and lips, where hair do not grow. After the historical work of Edward Richard Henry (1850–1931), the commissioner of Scotland Yard, this science has taken a prime place in forensic medicine.

  • Chapter 6

    Chapter 2 - Embryogenesis of Dermatoglyphic patterns Price 0.11  |  0.11 Rewards Points

    We already know that there are no two people in the world who share an identical set of fingerprint patterns. Even monozygotic (identical) twins who are produced as the result of splitting of a fertilized egg at a very early stage in development of the embryo have different patterns and so do nonidentical twins who are born as the result of the simultaneous fertilization and development of two different eggs. Certainly, no two identical sets of fingerprints have been found – yet.

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    Chapter 3 - Scientific methods of recording Fingerprints Price 0.11  |  0.11 Rewards Points

    Fingerprints, palm prints, sole prints and lip prints are recognisable by our naked eyes or under a simple magnifying lens with a source of light.

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    Chapter 4 - Standard Pattern Description Price 0.11  |  0.11 Rewards Points

    To cater to the widespread interest and its applicability, a Memorandum on Dermatoglyphic Nomenclature was published (Penrose, 1968). The Memorandum listed and defined dermatoglyphic features, outlined accepted methods of dermatoglyphic analysis and provided a nomenclature for universal standard.

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    Chapter 5 - Various Fingertips print patterns and sole print patterns Price 0.11  |  0.11 Rewards Points

    Dermatoglyphic patterns are due to the convoluted layers of cells of the epidermis. At the peak of the ridges are found the pores of the sweat glands. Ridges are laid during embryonic growth and remain unchanged during postnatal development. However, extensive physical labor can wear them down and scars can distort the pattern.

  • Chapter 10

    Chapter 6 - Dermatoglyphics of Lip Prints-Cheileoscopy Price 0.11  |  0.11 Rewards Points

    The study of lip prints is called Cheiloscopy. This word has originated from Greek: ‘cheilo’ means lips and ‘skopen’ means probe or study. This science is also a part of Dermatoglyphics – as discussed before these are patterns derived from skin, where no hair follicles are present due to switch off mechanism for production of hair protein. Thus specific furrows and ridges develop, these are called Prints. Study of these prints found on the lips is called Cheiloscopy.

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    Chapter 7 - Matching Prints to Parents to know the Genotype Price 0.11  |  0.11 Rewards Points

    Studies have shown that the ridge patterns are inherited. The traditional method of comparing members of the families is by observing the presence or absence of particular triradius, loop or whorl or arch. The pattern intensity of total number of loops on the finger is genetically determined & inherited as dominant trait.

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    Chapter 8 - Dermatoglyphics as Bio-indicator for Inheritance of family traits Price 0.11  |  0.11 Rewards Points

    If we match our print with our parents, we will find that one of our
    finger will be matching 100% exactly similar to father’s or mother’s. If
    one’s finger is similar to father’s that means that individual has got more effective genes expression from father and vice versa.

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    Chapter 9 - Dermatoglyphics as a Bio-indicator for identifying inherited disorders Price 0.11  |  0.11 Rewards Points

    Variations in print pattern is associated with medical disorder with special reference to chromosomal aberrations.

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    Chapter 10 - Dermatoglyphics and Multiple Intelligence assessment Price 0.11  |  0.11 Rewards Points

    In 1983, the noted Harvard psychologist and educator Dr. Howard Gardner (Dr. Howard Gardner is Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education and Adjunct Professor of Psychology at Harvard University, Adjunct Professor of Neurology at the Boston University School of Medicine and Co-director of Harvard Project Zero. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts), proposed the theory of Multiple Intelligences based on several years of research investigating how we come to know what we know about our world? How do we learn, process, and understand information? What is the process by which we acquire knowledge? In a nutshell, “What makes us smart? What makes us intelligent?”

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    Chapter 11 - Dermatoglyphics - Its usage in genetic counselling Price 0.11  |  0.11 Rewards Points

    Genetic counselling is not primarily ‘counselling’ in the psychological sense. Genetic counselling is non-directive and aims to explain the facts as clearly as possible, giving the person or family accurate information on their options in a way which they can understand, and helping them to make up their own minds.

  • Chapter 16


    This document contains the bibliography.

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