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What Can A DNA Test Say About How We Look?

When it comes to how a perp looks, that old double helix, DNA, is beginning to provide biologists and forensic experts with all the data they need to evaluate a crime scene for forensic DNA analysis.

Genetics and criminal injustice have always gone hand-in-hand. For example, the Nazis justified death camps on the grounds that Jews as well as gypsies were genetically inferior.

But do you know that the Nazis took their cue from the eugenics legislation passed in the USA? This discussion has been going on a looong time.

Race is usually defined by skin color, but in reality skin color is but one of many genetic traits passed down within family trees. The differences between races are little more than skin deep, when you look at a person’s DNA.… Read the rest