NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – A study published online today in PLOS Genetics described new loci linked to facial features in individuals of European ancestry.

Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh and elsewhere did a meta-analysis of genome-wide association data from more than 3,100 health individuals, searching for genetic factors related to 20 facial measurements — from the distance between a person's eyes to the length and width of his or her nose.

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