fingers

Ingrid Jakobsen ingrid at helios.anu.edu.au
Wed Dec 7 17:25:59 EST 1994


Am I just imagining things or is OMIM another bastion of sexism?


In article <1994Dec7.153648.656 at news.gdb.org>, cporter at indy.gdb.org (Chris Porter) writes:
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|> The information below is taken from Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man
|> (OMIM). OMIM can be searched on the World Wide Web at the URL:
|>  
|> http://gdbwww.gdb.org/
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|> 136100 FINGERS, RELATIVE LENGTH OF
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|> TEXT
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|> Kloepfer (1946) studied the relative length of the index and middle fingers.
|> Short index fingers (i.e., the index finger is shorter than the ring finger) is
|> said to be dominant in men, recessive in women. Three phenotypes were
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|> noted--second longer than fourth, second equal to fourth, and second shorter
|> than fourth (Phelps, 1952).

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|> Inheritance:
|>           Autosomal dominant.
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Ingrid




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