Police can identify suspect’s eye colour from DNA

Police with no leads can now predict the eye colour of their suspect from DNA recovered at the crime scene. It’s the first time such a tool has been available.

Manfred Kayser at Erasmus University Medical Centre in the Netherlands and colleagues have developed IrisPlex, which can predict with 94 per cent accuracy whether a person has blue or brown eyes from a sample of DNA.

The Dutch Ministry of Security and Justice is expected to approve the kit in the coming weeks, while the UK could use it immediately — via redwolf.newsvine.com

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