London: Researchers have found that DNA taken from blood, sperm, saliva or skin cells can tell whether someone has red or black hair with more than 90 percent accuracy.
The implications for law enforcement are potentially huge, allowing them to estimate the hair colour of a suspect from DNA left at a crime scene.
The study, carried out by a team of Dutch and Polish researchers, has been published in the journal Human Genetics.
They are also able to determine with an accuracy of more than 80 percent whether a person's hair is blond or brown, reports the Daily Mail....more
11:18 AM, Jan 07, 2011