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.

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