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Look-alike humans identified by facial recognition algorithms show genetic similarities

August, 2022

Highlights

  • Facial recognition algorithms identify “look-alike” humans for multiomics studies
  • Intrapair look-alikes share common genetic sequences such as face trait variants
  • DNA methylation and microbiome profiles only contribute modestly to human likeness
  • The identified SNPs impact physical and behavioral phenotypes beyond facial features

Summary