Face Genes Control Human Facial Shape

What did the suspect look like? With the discovery of five genes involved in facial form, perhaps one day the police won't need eyewitnesses or surveillance cameras - all they'd need is a little bit of DNA:

Lead author Manfred Kayser from the Erasmus University Medical Center in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, said: "These are exciting first results that mark the beginning of the genetic understanding of human facial morphology.

"Perhaps some time it will be possible to draw a phantom portrait of a person solely from his or her DNA left behind, which provides interesting applications such as in forensics."

Link | The study over at PLoS Genetics


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... -and then positively-correlate these genes to personality traits & criminal-tendencies,

loop back around, prove phrenology,

and then the whole internets asplode!
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