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Ancient faces reconstructed

A new DNA system employed to analyze modern forensic samples has also been used to establish facial characteristics from centuries old human remains. A study in the journal Investigative Genetics details how the HIrisPlex DNA analysis system was able to reconstruct hair and eye color from teeth up to 800 years old. According to its […]

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Humans drawn to high emotion




Pictures of the left side of the face are perceived and rated as more pleasant than pictures of the right side of the face, leading scientists from Wake Forest University to hypothesize that we prefer the left side’s more intense expressions of emotionality. Past research indicated that the left side of the face is more […]




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Autism’s facial characteristics revealed




Researchers from the University of Missouri have found distinct differences between the facial characteristics of children with autism compared to those of typically developing children. Because the face and brain develop in tandem, with each influencing the other, the researchers believe their findings could further our understanding of the origins of autism. “There is no […]




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