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Can you help determine facial appearance from DNA?

06 Jun 2007

Help human identification science by completing online questionnaire

A hugely exciting possiblity regarding the future of human identification science is to consider the possibility of being able to infer sufficient features from a person's DNA to predict their facial appearance and, if so, to what extent and with how much certainty.

As our genes are predominately responsible for facial appearance, it seems reasonable to assume that individuals who share similar facial appearance also share similar DNA, and I am asking you to help me test this theory.

This 15-20 minute online questionnaire asks for your opinion about which individuals share a similar facial appearance and your selections will contribute towards determining which individuals would be suitable for DNA analysis.

To take part in this survey, please visit: