December 1, 2012

Blaschko Lines: Why Some Humans Have Stripes

Esther Inglis, io9


AP Photo

You no longer need to envy the noble zebra. Humans also have stripes. In fact, allpeople have them, and everyone's stripes form the same general patterns. These stripes, called Lines of Blaschko, are invisible most of the time, but certain conditions bring them out.

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TAGGED: Humans, Skin, Skin Color, Stripes, Blaschko Lines

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