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Software uses DNA to predict facial appearance

| | February 26, 2015

Mark D. Shriver, a professor of anthropology and genetics at Penn State University and his colleagues have studied the ways that genes influence facial development. Based on their research, they have come up with a predicitive tool that creates a facial rendering by plugging an individual genetic profile.

How accurate or useful are these DNA portraits? That is something that Shriver is still researching – and that experts are still debating.

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