Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Some new information about predicting appearance from DNA


As fans of genetic genealogy, we are always interested in new applications.  Here are a couple of articles about predicting appearance from a DNA sample:



Both of these articles feature a recent study that identified characteristics of a man who lived over 4,000 years ago.  His blood type was A+, he had indicators for male-pattern baldness, dark skin, and was likely stout or square of build.

It may be that within years there will be genealogical applications for this.  Could the future bring a DNA test that allows us to "see" some of our ancestors?

Lalia Wilson for the Taylor DNA Project

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