Dr. Robert L. Stevenson of Labcompare discusses the use of phenotyping and facial analysis as an important supplement to molecular testing.
In his article, he states:
Phenotyping faces, also known as dysmorphology, deals with the effect of genes, birth defects and other causes, on appearance. As reported in National Geographic, anthropologists and forensic scientists are using genetic information to predict a subject’s facial features. In a recent interview, Dekel Gelbman, CEO of FDNA (Boston, Mass.), shed light on the company’s Face2Gene technology, which helps geneticists focus on diagnostically significant phenotypical variations based on computer-aided facial recognition algorithms.
Face2Gene starts with a library of crowd-sourced databases of faces, DNA sequences and medical histories, including related diagnoses, therapies and … Read More