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Hair color revealed in DNA

The same European researchers who devised a forensic test to tell a person’s age from a sample of their blood have now created a test to reveal a person’s hair color from their blood or saliva. The findings appear in the journalHuman Genetics. The researchers, from Erasmus MC University, say that on the basis of […]

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DNA surname profiling mooted in UK




Scientists at the Department of Genetics at the University of Leicester (UL) are exploring the potential link between surname and Y chromosome type; work that may one day allow forensic scientists to work out someone’s surname from the DNA alone. Intriguingly, the research to date has shown that men with the same British surname are […]




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