Handy tips for identifying future doctors

A new Italian study points towards a handy way to identify who might become a top doctor. The method: Compare the lengths of a person’s second finger and fourth finger. It’s that simple.

The monograph is called The Second-To-Fourth Digit Ratio Correlates with the Rate of Academic Performance in Medical School Students and appears in the May-June issue of the journal Molecular Medical Reports….

So begins this week’s Improbable Research column in The Guardian.