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Genetics, and more recently epigenetics, has told us many interesting things.
One thing I learnt from a recent discussion in my MA in Criminal Justice – as our module leader Dr Emma Murray debated with her scientist sister combatively, good-humouredly and ultimately synthetically the combining (perhaps, more accurately, the working together) of epigenetics and philosophy in the context of a critical criminology – is that a fingerprint is identifiable because it is made up of what scientists currently see as genetic nonsense. 133 more words
The more intertwined technology becomes in our daily lives, the more important it is to safeguard all that information we keep on our devices. One way smartphone manufacturers have developed to do that is fingerprint scanning, as no two prints are identical. 350 more words
EAST LANSING — No two people are believed to have identical fingerprints, but researchers from New York University and Michigan State University have found that partial similarities between prints are common enough that the fingerprint-based security systems used in mobile phones and other devices can be more vulnerable than previously thought. 716 more words