Face Genes Control Human Facial Shape

What did the suspect look like? With the discovery of five genes involved
in facial form, perhaps one day the police won’t need eyewitnesses or
surveillance cameras – all they’d need is a little bit of DNA:

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.

"Perhaps some time it will be possible to draw a phantom portrait
of a person solely from his or her DNA left behind, which provides interesting
applications such as in forensics."

| The study over at PLoS