7.11.2006

Facial Recognition a Function of Genes: Scientists
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Whether or not we recognize faces may be part of our genetic code.

In the first study to examine whether the inability to recognize faces can be inherited, researchers found that it is in fact a common disorder that runs in families and is one of the most frequent disorders apparently controlled by a defect in a single gene. The study was published online June 30, 2006 in American Journal of Medical Genetics Part A, and is available via Wiley InterScience



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