NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Genetic studies of admixed populations are providing new insights into the genetic basis for the wide range of facial traits observed in humans.

Pennsylvania State University biological anthropologist Mark Shriver and his team are using genetic analyses and a variety of three-dimensional facial mapping techniques to understand how genes and genetic ancestry influence normal human facial traits. That, in turn, may provide information about human natural selection and sexual selection and provide new resources for forensic investigations.

Get the full story

This story is free
for registered users

Registering provides access to this and other free content.

Register now.

Already have an account?
Login Now.

In PNAS this week: genomic study of group B Streptococcus evolution, selection on the X chromosome in great apes, and more.

Changing the fat and fiber content of people's diets affects their gut microbiome, metabolome, and colon cancer risk, researchers say.

Broken links are found throughout academic publications, and some services are trying to combat such link decay.

Nick Stockton at Wired says that a pause in studying genome-editing tools should be used to find a path forward.