Genetic Link between Brain and Face Shape Discovered

“In other words: our risk of developing a neuropsychiatric disorder is not written on our face either.”

“We were astonished to find 76 genetic regions that affect both face and brain shape in the human population,” Professor Wysocka added.

“That’s an amazing degree of overlap, and it shows how closely these two structures affect each other during development. However, nothing in our data suggests that it’s possible to predict behavior, cognitive function or neuropsychiatric disorders like schizophrenia or ADHD simply by looking at a person’s face.”

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Of course genetics shape us and its why we always look like our parents, we share similar facial features as our parents.


That’s interesting thanks for sharing