One thousand twins have helped to understand what the facial features of the parents inherit children
Scientists from king’s College London is a large study on twins have determined what facial features are passed to the next generation with higher probability. The results of the work presented in the journal Scientific Reports.
A team of scientists analyzed a 3D model of the 952 persons of female twins (identical and non-identical) living in the UK. The researchers found that the shape of the tip of the nose, nasolabial folds, chin and cheekbones and the inner corners of the eye most dependent on genetics.
By combining these 3D models with the statistical algorithm, which detects local changes in facial features, the researchers were able to create a map of the face where you can see which areas of the face, the offspring will inherit from higher and lower probability.
According to researchers, even identical twins can have quite a few minor differences in facial features, but the key areas that are controlled genetically, we perceive them as the same.