A long narrow hilltop, a mountain range on each and every fingertip assist with the gripping of objects. These miniature bump-like lines, uses its rough, irregular ridges to form patterns relating to his/her DNA. The purpose of my experiment is to investigate whether fingerprint patterns are created randomly or if they are influenced by genetics. The use of fingerprints has always been a reliable identification. Each fingerprint is unique, but people may also have similar patterns. My research question is, “Are fingerprints inherited traits?”Science Buddies states that “Fingerprints are static and do not change with age, so an individual will have the same fingerprint from infancy to adulthood. The pattern changes size, but not shape, as the person grows.” The printed lines on the epidermis of each finger of both hands stay identical throughout one’s life, known as a trusted ID. The epidermis is defined as the outermost layer of the skin in which is in contact with its surroundings. It produces sweat, oil, and grows hair, which also lies the fingerprints.DNA is made of molecules, carrying the growth process of a person. The molecules are recognized as nucleotide, viewed in the 1860s by a biochemist. The DNA contains important information including heredity and genetic makeup. These data relate 50% to their biological siblings. Sibling tests contain two types of DNA test, full siblings, and half-siblings. On average, full and half-siblings has a similar gene of 50% and 25% This means if the siblings have both the same biological parents, they would be a full sibling and on the other hand, if they share one parent, they would be a half-sibling. Fingerprint patterns include three main types, arches, loops, and whorls. The percentage each print pattern occurs has a significant difference. Arches are spotted in around 5% of all fingerprints, flowing across both sides of the finger. Loops are obtained in 60-70% of ridges, entering only at one side of the finger. Whorls searched for 25-35% of all marks, circling around near the middle of the fingertip. Fingerprints form around the third month to the end of the fourth month for a newborn baby. The cells in the human body contain a total of 23 pairs of chromosomes which are inherited for each parent. Genetic mutation is defined as “the permanent alteration of the nucleotide sequence of the genome of an organism,” from Wikipedia. It’s to be found during the change in genetics and DNA.