Monday, September 10, 2007

Politically incorrect science

Computer image analysis has new life to a once discredited discipline: phrenology. Examination of the shape of a child's face allows quite accurate, or so it is claimed by Prof. Peter Hammond and his colleagues, diagnosis of a variety of genetic disorders. For example, a face that is narrow at the temples with a short upturned nose, an upturned mouth, and a small jaw indicates Williams Syndrome.

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