New Tool Predicts Eye, Hair and Skin Color From a DNA Sample of an Unidentified Individual


Source: Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis School of Science

Summary: An international research team has developed a novel tool to accurately predict eye, hair and skin color from human biological material even a small DNA sample left, for example, at a crime scene or obtained from archeological remains.


Tool for DNA testing

An international team, led by scientists from the School of Science at IUPUI and Erasmus MC University Medical Center Rotterdam, has developed a novel tool to accurately predict eye, hair and skin color from human biological material. The innovative high-probability and high-accuracy complete pigmentation profile webtool is available online without charge. Credit: Walsh lab in School of Science at IUPUI


More Information: Lakshmi Chaitanya et al, “The HIrisPlex-S system for eye, hair and skin colour prediction from DNA: Introduction and forensic developmental validation”, Forensic Science International: Genetics (2018). DOI: 10.1016/j.fsigen.2018.04.004 


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