DNA Reveals Eye, Hair Color From Ancient Human Remains

DNA Reveals Eye, Hair Color From Ancient Human Remains

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A new way of determining hair and eye from modern forensic samples can also be used to identify details from ancient human remains, European researchers say. Researchers in Poland and the Netherlands who developed the system dubbed HIrisPlex for forensic analysis said it is sufficiently robust to successfully work on older and more degraded samples from human remains. Writing in the journal Investigative Genetics, the researchers reported using teeth and bones to confirm the hair and eye color of Polish Gen. Wladyslaw Sikorski, who died in 1943.

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