Incredibly Accurate 3D Mugshots Created From DNA Samples

Incredibly Accurate 3D Mugshots Created From DNA Samples
Innovation

Researchers have developed a technique that can create an image of a person's face from their biological material.

Daniela Walker
  • 24 march 2014

In the world of police work, getting an idea of what a wanted criminal looks like is often based on eye-witness accounts, which are notoriously unreliable. Sketch artists have upgraded from pencils to computer-generated images, but still there is a lot of leeway for mistake. Soon, however, police could create a 3D portrait of a criminal from their DNA.

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