Genes for nose shape found

Posted by on May 19, 2016 12:18 pm
Categories: Science

Genes that drive the shape of human noses have now been identified. The four genes mainly affect the width and ‘pointiness’ of noses which vary greatly between different populations. The new information adds to our understanding of how the human face evolved and may help contribute to forensic DNA technologies that build visual profiles based on an individual’s genetic makeup.

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