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Last Updated: Saturday, 30 July 2005, 01:41 GMT 02:41 UK
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Ears recommended for biometrics
President George W Bush
Everyone's ear preserves its structure as you get older
A scientist in the UK has proposed that the unique pattern inside each individual's ear could be used as a biometric identifier, in the same way fingerprints are used.
Professor Mark Nixon of University of Southampton told BBC World Service's Outlook programme that ears do not change much as we get older, unlike other body parts.