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Scientists Use Tiny Piece of DNA to Determine Criminals' Appearance

By: Allison Love - Published: • References: io9 and gizmodo
Scientists are trying to figure out a way to create sketched DNA mugshots from a tiny little piece of DNA. Apparently your DNA reveals a lot about what you look like, and not only your genetic makeup. A tiny piece of DNA can determine eye colour and hair colour, but it can also trace your ancestry to a particular region (which, according to scientists, can give clues about what you look like).

The scientists used an old piece of DNA to determine what a prehistoric man looked like, so why couldn't DNA mugshots work for today's criminals?