Durham, Norris M.
About the authors: Dr. Norris M. Durham received his PhD in Physical Anthropology from The Pennsylvania State University, and has conducted field research in Peru, Surinam and French Guiana. H has been a professor of Biological Anthropology for more than 30 years at the Wayne State University, the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, and for the past 20 years at the University of Northern Iowa. He has conducted dermatoglyphic research of Alzheimer’s disease, Down syndrome, and osteogenesis imperfecta. He is a past president of the American Dermatoglyphic Association and is editor of the ADA Newsletter.
Dr. Kathleen M. Fox has conducted research in dermatoglyphics of the Micronesians, Alzheimer’s disease, breast cancer, sudden infant death, and plantar dermatoglyphic features of Caucasians. After receiving her PhD from the University of Maryland School of Medicine, she served as the American Dermatoglyphics archivist and is a past president of the ADA. Currently she is conducting health outcomes research and managed care consulting with Managed EDGE in New York.
Dr. Chris C. Plato received his PhD in Human Growth, Development and Aging from the University of Michigan. He has authored over 200 scientific publications and 6 books including 4 on dermatoglyphics. He was instrumental in the establishment of the American Dermatoglyphics Association and served as its first president.. he was a research geneticist at the National Institute of Aging, NIH, until his retirement in 1997. He has conducted research in medical Anthropology, Genetics, and the Epidemiology of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, osteoporosis and osteoarthritis. He is currently Visiting Scholar at the University of California in San Diego.2000 0-7734-7636-9
A hereditary polydactyl in a mouse provides an opportunity to study the effects of this malformation on the surrounding morphological structures and, specifically, on the volar pads, i.e., the sites over which the dermatoglyphic patterns develop. In view of the similarities in the morphology and fetal development of human and mouse hands/feet, the present study is relevant to human subjects, particularly to the understanding of the significance of dermatoglyphic variations in individuals with specific medical disorders. International contributors from Canada, Croatia, Cuba, India, Italy, Japan, Mongolia, Portugal, Spain, the United States, and Venezuela expand dermatoglyphic knowledge into areas of gene marker determination and populational analysis.