One in the eye

时间:2019-03-05 14:03:02166网络整理admin

Police could soon identify a suspect’s eye colour from a single hair or skin cell left at the crime scene. DNAPrint Genomics of Sarasota, Florida, is patenting a test that searches DNA samples for genes that code for pigments in the eye. The test spots the genetic variations known as single nucleotide polymorphisms which correlate with different shades of eye colour. The company also hopes to expand its crime-busting kit. A test using DNA samples to predict hair colour is just around the corner, and they are also hoping to test for height and weight,