Researchers from the Erasmus University Medical Centre in Rotterdam ave identified genetic factors that contribute to facial appearance.

(The scientists have managed to identify 9 points, including the position of the cheekbones, the distance between the eyes, and the height, width and length of the nose. This could mean that the good old photo-fit might be a thing of the past, as it may be possible in the future to produce portraits of suspects from a scrap of their DNA.)