NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Many genetic syndromes come with characteristic facial traits and malformations, and doctors have been considering these for making diagnoses. Using facial recognition software, startup FDNA has developed a technology that allows this process to be automated and combined with phenotypic and genetic information.

By integrating facial analyses with other phenotypic traits and variants from genetic tests, such as exome and genome sequencing, the company hopes to boost the diagnostic rate among patients with rare and difficult-to-classify genetic disorders.

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