Criminals who inadvertently leave traces of their DNA at the crime scene now have something more to worry about. By isolating 24 genetic variants, researchers have developed a computer program that can construct surprisingly accurate 3D models of facial features.
Forensic science is progressing quickly these days owing to a number of breakthroughs. Investigators can use DNA evidence to predict hair and eye color of suspects, use maggots to extract a victim’s DNA from their otherwise unrecognizable bodies, detect hidden faces by zooming into hi-res photos of eyes, and use DNA to create virtual mugshot’s of a suspect’s face.
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