Youtube channel ‘Seeker’ explores how we can we predict what a person’s face looks like based solely on a sample of their DNA. A new A new study by famous geneticist Craig Venter shows how people’s physical traits can be predicted based on their DNA. Other geneticists aren’t so sure, however.


“A storm of criticism has rained down on a paper by genome-sequencing pioneer Craig Venter that claims to predict people’s physical traits from their DNA. Reviewers and even a co-author of the paper say that it overstates the ability to use a person’s genes to identify the individual, which could raise unnecessary fears about genetic privacy.”