Although the face is highly heritable, the genetic basis for it was discovered only eight years ago. Photo: Xinhua Although the face is highly heritable, the genetic basis for it was discovered only eight years ago. Photo: Xinhua
Although the face is highly heritable, the genetic basis for it was discovered only eight years ago. Photo: Xinhua

4 genes that shape a Han Chinese face are identified in Shanghai study

  • Scientists ‘fill a knowledge gap’ about Han faces by finding the genes responsible for their features in a sample group in eastern China
  • Advances in this area could have applications in forensic science, archaeology and medicine

Topic |   China science
Although the face is highly heritable, the genetic basis for it was discovered only eight years ago. Photo: Xinhua Although the face is highly heritable, the genetic basis for it was discovered only eight years ago. Photo: Xinhua
Although the face is highly heritable, the genetic basis for it was discovered only eight years ago. Photo: Xinhua
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