Face by DNA trace

08 March 2016 - 02:49 By Shaun Smillie

Identikits will soon be compiled, not from the unreliable memories of victims, but from the DNA left at crime scenes by the people who wronged them.Research at the University of Leuven, Belgium, shows DNA can be used to create a likeness of a person.Dirk van der Meulen told delegates at the Craniofacial Identification Symposium at Wits University's School of Anatomical Sciences last week by analysing the shapes of various faces, "we were able to establish a link between faces and genetic informa...

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