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Name: Michael
Status: Student
Grade:  Other
Location: VA
Country: United States
Date: July 2007

Would a cloned human share the same retinal pattern, specifically that used for identity purposes, as the original human?

Probably not exactly. Cloned humans already exist; they are known as identical twins. Identical twins have similar fingerprint patterns, but their fingerprints are not exactly the same. Retinal patterns, iris patterns, and other biometric features are most likely also similar but not identical.

Richard Barrans
Department of Physics and Astronomy
University of Wyoming

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