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Fri Sep 14, 2012, 12:43 PM

Genes for face shape identified (BBC)

Understanding the genes that determine human facial shape could one day provide valuable information about person's appearance using just their DNA.

The discovery of five genes involved in facial form could have applications in forensics, say the authors of a study.

Virtually nothing was known about the genes responsible for facial shape in humans.

The study of almost 10,000 individuals is published in Plos Genetics.

Lead author Manfred Kayser from the Erasmus University Medical Center in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, said: "These are exciting first results that mark the beginning of the genetic understanding of human facial morphology.
more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-19566022

Phillip K. Dick, we need you now ...

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Fri Sep 14, 2012, 02:34 PM

1. Can't wait until they can change mine -- face shape -- that is.

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Fri Sep 14, 2012, 08:12 PM

2. to heck with that

give me something to turn on the 'beard' gene(s)! I could go a week without shaving and Id still look 15...

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