|Software for Scanning Faces for Genetic Disorders|
30 to 40 percent of genetic disorders involve detectable abnormalities in the cranium and face. The Oxford project, called Clinical Face Phenotype Space scans family photos and cross-references them with a database built from images of people with known genetic disorders.
The algorithms and other details are explained in the Newsweek article. It's an intriguing concept and I'll be watching this project to see what new developments, if any, occur.