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Digital Fingerprints Track Kids’ Health

A new study finds that children can be successfully followed by their fingerprints, making an electronic health registry feasible. This is critical in the developing world, where 2.5 million children die each year from preventable diseases because they have not been vaccinated. Twenty-five million babies don’t receive routine immunizations. And even when they do, paperwork is lost, incomplete or riddled with errors. Anil Jain is an expert in image recognition at Michigan State...

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