Just five genes decide the shape of our faces
Just five genes may determine what kind of face you have, a study has found, writes John von Radowitz.
The research could lead to ways of producing police "mugshots" from DNA traces at crime scenes, experts believe.
Scientists used MRI scans and portrait photographs to map facial features. These were then matched against DNA variants in 10,000 individuals. The study identified five regions of the genetic code associated with different facial shapes.