Genetics and technology are quickly reaching a point where we could create fairly accurate images of faces based simply off DNA, according a study published on March 20. At present, we’re able to figure out a few things from DNA, such as racial background and, at times, hair color. These things are useful, but certainly aren't enough to go on when seeing a suspect. In 2012, a professor at Erasmus University Medical Center in Rotterdam found five genetic variants that can give us insight into the shape of someone's face. That isn't quite enough to paint a picture of someone’s face based solely on DNA, but it’s a heck of a lot further than we were in 2011.