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  1. #1
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    New software creates facial image using only collected DNA

    This is an interesting new project; once it's fully mature, could this be a HUGE breakthrough in hunting down predators? I don't know, but I thought it was interesting enough to share, hopefully this is the right place to post.

    Their software yields an image in a matter of minutes, rapidly drawing connections between genetic markers and points on the face. In less time than it takes to make a cup of coffee, a sketch emerges inferred solely from DNA.
    It obviously still has a long way to go, but if they can fine tune it (if that's possible?) I could see this being a helpful tool.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/24/sc...aces.html?_r=0

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    Sounds like an awesome tool. Maybe they can get on that after they finish all the stored rape kits that have never been tested!
    This is just MOO

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    Seems to have a long way to go. Was thinking it would show hair color, but there was not indication of that. What about height, frame type? Eye color?



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