Monday, February 16, 2009

DNA can build an image of your face

Irish Times (Feb 16, 2009)
By Dick Ahlstrom, Science Editor, in Chicago

Forensic science is about to take a startling new turn – reconstructing facial features and skin tone simply by reading your DNA.

This goes far beyond doing an identity-proving genetic fingerprint, it means the person’s actual face will emerge after analysing a collection of genes, according to a scientist from Pennsylvania State University.

The process, “forensic molecular photofitting” relies on mapping genes that are linked to skin pigmentation and in its more complex form, to groups of genes that control facial structure, stated Dr Mark Shriver.

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