Goaled: finger

We’ve been reporting for ages about how biometrics based only on fingerprint recognition isn’t a universal access solution. This may affect a larger population than seems obvious; turns out a particular cancer drug has the long-term side effect of literally peeling off the patient’s fingerprints. International travelers using the drug are being cautioned to “carry a chiropody doctor’s note when they travel to the United States,” but we’d rather see an emphasis on multi-option systems such as the one at the San Jose airport.

CNN: Cancer drug erases man’s fingerprints, doctor says

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