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Facial morphology

Researchers have shown how 24 gene variants can be used to construct crude models of facial structure. The facial variability (left) associated with one gene variant, POLR1Da, is here translated into constructed faces at each end of that spectrum.

Credit: Peter Claes et al. PLoS Genetics

Leaving a hair at a crime scene could one day be as damning as leaving a photograph of your face.

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