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Categorical Eye, Hair and Skin color prediction from DNA - HIrisPlex-S

Through an ongoing collaboration with Prof. Manfred Kayser of Erasmus University in the Netherlands, HIrisPlex-S is an all-in-one system with the ability to predict groups of color using probabilistic prediction. This interactive webtool can be found here hirisplex.erasmusmc.nl

If you are interested in learning about this method and its applicability to case work, please contact the lab. We do currently perform casework for both single source and mixtures. This system will provide intelligence information on the physical appearance of the person from DNA. Currently this tool provides categorical eye, hair and skin color predictions with approx. 80% correct prediction output per trait.



Current funding support by IUPUI, NIJ and DOD.

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