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Reston, Va.-based Parabon Nanolabs, with funding from the Department of Defense, has debuted a breakthrough type of analysis called DNA phenotyping which the company says can predict a person's physical appearance from the tiniest DNA samples, like a speck of blood or strand of hair.
The DNA phenotyping service, commercially known as "Snapshot," could put a face on millions of unsolved cases, including international ones, and generate investigative leads when the trail has gone cold.
originally posted by: Bedlam
Much more accurate in some cases than I would have believed:
I can see a lot of uses for that. Maybe even some legitimate ones.
eta: I notice the company's in Reston. Priceless.