The Gold Coast Bulletin
Siblings help face studies
THERE are some genes in pairs of siblings which could help in understanding how the human face is formed, according to new research.
Murdoch Children‘s Research Institute and Belgian researchers developed a strategy which learnt from 3D faces of 273 pairs of siblings.
Through analysing these siblings they found there were 1048 facial traits shared by siblings.
When using the system to analyse 8246 people, the researchers found 218 genetic locations associated with facial traits shared by siblings.