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Presence of Genetic Link Among Facial and Brain Shape:

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  • Jun 07, 2021

Overlapping genetic locations have been observed by researchers and it is a crucial discovery upon which many conclusions can be reached upon. Researchers have been able to identify 76 of these and this is responsible for shaping both, our face and our brain. The relation of the brain is with the whole body because it commands the situation and hence helps in the resulting movement of our body. Researchers are putting their 100% effort to find the problem and prepare a relevant cure for the same. There is some active live evidence present that this genetic overlap is helpful to predict someone’s behavioral cognitive traits which have a risk of conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease. There is also another disease that is responsible due to this relationship between the face and brain. This study reveals lots of things and it helps us to debunk several persistent pseudoscientific claims about what our face. A team helped to do some potential findings in this study and an interdisciplinary team led by KU Leuven and Stanford did some analysis and performed activities to prove its consequences.

There was already an indication of a proper genetic link between the brain and its shape. This was analyzed by a highly expert Professor Peter Claes, from the laboratory for imaging genetics at KU Leuven who was appointed as joint senior author of the study with Professor Joanna Wysocki, Stanford University School of Medicine. Through clinical knowledge of extremely rare conditions, we can decode this link, and basically, our knowledge of this link was based on model organism research.

It is being analyzed much more broadly and closely that how they can set out to map the genetic link between individuals' structures. To study the genetic underpinnings of brain shape, the team applied a methodology that Peter Claes and his colleagues had already used in the past to identify genes that determine the shape of our faces. In these previous studies, we analyzed 3D images of faces and linked several data points on these faces to genetic information to find correlations. This way, the researchers were able to identify various genes that shape our faces. For the current study, the team relied on these previously acquired insights as well as the data available in the UK Biobank, a database from which they used the MRI brain scans and genetic information of 20,000 individuals.