Monday, February 23, 2009

DNA may be used to draw a killer's face

Police have been using DNA evidence to connect suspects to crimes for years, but a new technique called "forensic molecular photo fitting" may give cops the ability to draw a suspect's face using a tiny DNA sample. (ABC News)

The process of facial imaging with DNA is a few years off, but experts can use DNA to determine a criminal suspect's hair color, eye color, race, body size, and even whether or not the person has a mole.

(image by
US Dept of Energy via Wikipedia commons)

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