Gene syndromes can be recognized by computerized analysis of 3D scans

OK, this has nothing to do with the theory from Lombroso, but it’s close. Recent news from University College London give us a description of a new software that compares an individual’s face with a bank of 3D images of people with known conditions.While individuals with Down’s syndrome can be easily recognised, there are more than 700 known genetic conditions that can alter how a person looks.

These subtle differences are hardly recognized by the human eye, but are evident to a computer able to compare 3D models and measure even tiny variations in morphology.

Have a look at the BBC news article here.

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