Humans have stripes! (they're invisible on most of us)

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03 Dec 2012, 9:39 am

They're called Blaschko's lines, and they can be seen in mosaic individuals or individuals with certain skin conditions. During development inside the womb, the skin cells proliferate in a characteristic pattern. In most people, the pattern is invisible. However the stripes can be seen with some genetic and inherited conditions.

Chimeras and Blaschko's Stripes

Humans have stripes!


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03 Dec 2012, 12:11 pm

Thanks for sharing that, it's very interesting.


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03 Dec 2012, 1:04 pm

Those are beautiful. So we're shadow tabbies and don't know it? Cool! :)



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06 Dec 2012, 5:18 pm

rabidmonkey4262 wrote:
They're called Blaschko's lines, and they can be seen in mosaic individuals or individuals with certain skin conditions. During development inside the womb, the skin cells proliferate in a characteristic pattern. In most people, the pattern is invisible. However the stripes can be seen with some genetic and inherited conditions.

Chimeras and Blaschko's Stripes

Humans have stripes!


Fascinating, indeed! :thumright: :thumleft:



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14 Dec 2012, 8:45 pm

I heard about them on QI.



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15 Dec 2012, 6:50 am

That is cool.


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16 Dec 2012, 9:30 am

Pretty surprising stuff.


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16 Dec 2012, 9:51 am

Interesting. I saw the chimerism picture before, but I had no idea those stripes were present in everybody.


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