With the advancement of DNA phenotyping as a tool in Forensic and Anthropological usage, we now provide an easy to use interactive website to predict eye, hair and skin colour from DNA using the IrisPlex, HIrisPlex and HIrisPlex-S systems.
This work is in collaboration with the Walsh laboratory of Indiana-University-Purdue-University-Indianapolis (IUPUI), USA.
Please see the manual for instructions. We hope you enjoy using this tool and find it a useful addition to your analyses. If you have any issues regarding this website, please contact us using the contact form.
Please cite all references when you use the HIrisPlex-S eye, hair and skin colour online prediction tool in your analyses.
L. Chaitanya, K. Breslin, S. Zuñiga, L. Wirken, E. Pospiech, M. Kukla-Bartoszek, T. Sijen, P. de Knijff, F. Liu, W. Branicki, M. Kayser, S. Walsh. The HIrisPlex-S system for eye, hair and skin colour prediction from DNA: Introduction and forensic developmental validation. Forensic Science International Genetics https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fsigen.2018.04.004
S. Walsh, L. Chaitanya, K. Breslin, C. Muralidharan, A. Bronikowska, E. Pospiech, J. Koller, L. Kovatsi, A. Wollstein, W. Branicki, F. Liu, M. Kayser, Global skin colour prediction from DNA. Human Genetics, 2017. 136(7): p. 847-863.
S. Walsh, L. Chaitanya, L. Clarisse, L. Wirken, J. Draus-Barini, L. Kovatsi, H. Maeda, T. Ishikawa, T. Sijen, P. de Knijff, W. Branicki, F. Liu, M. Kayser, Developmental validation of the HIrisPlex system: DNA-based eye and hair colour prediction for forensic and anthropological usage. Forensic Science International: Genetics. 2014 Mar;9:150-61.
The initial research and development that led to this resource was supported in part by funding from the Netherlands Forensic Institute (NFI),
the Erasmus MC University Medical Center Rotterdam, and by a grant from the Netherlands Genomics Initiative (NGI)/Netherlands Organization for
Scientific Research (NWO) within the framework of the Forensic Genomics Consortium Netherlands (FGCN).
Development and maintenance of this web resource is supported by Erasmus MC University Medical Center Rotterdam.
The work of the Walsh laboratory is funded in part by the U.S. National Institute of Justice under grant number 2014-DN-BX-K031, the views presented here are for informational purposes only and do not constitute product approval or endorsement by the U.S. Department of Justice.
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No part of this website or manual may be reproduced without consent.
Part of the knowledge used is protected by the European patent EP2195448.
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