DNA Mugshots

A group of scientists studying genes and SNPs involved in giving human faces their shapes says in a new PLOS Genetics paper that DNA could one day be used to create facial models, or DNA-based mugshots, from samples at crime scenes.

The researchers, led by Penn State University anthropologist Mark Shriver, say they have worked up a computer program that can translate genes and SNPs into crude three-dimensional models of faces, based on a DNA sample.

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