Putting Color to It

Using a panel of 24 SNPs, Polish researchers are able to predict the hair and eye color of an individual from whom a forensic or ancient sample originates, as they report in Investigative Genetics. They assessed the panel, called the HIrisPlex assay, on DNA from both contemporary bone samples and older, World War II-era and medieval tooth samples. Of those 26 samples, the researchers were able to analyze 24.

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