DNA Selfie | Appearance Predictor App | DNA Forensic Avator
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DNA Selfie | Appearance Predictor

The world's first Genetic Selfie!

Take a selfie using only your DNA.


New app version just released! Updates include:

  • Performance improvements
  • Accuracy improvements for all traits including eye color, hair color, hair shade and skin color


This innovative app, backed by science, provides the most likely facial image of a person based only on their DNA.

  • Eye Color
  • Hair Color
  • Hair Shade
  • Skin Color


The app also includes:

  • the ability to download, share and modify your selfie
  • statistical results showing the likelihood for each trait
  • additional images arranged from most to least likely


Discover what's in your genes.

  • Compare your selfie to the selfies of your family members.
  • Share your selfie with friends.
  • Use your selfie as your online avatar at your favorite sites and games.


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Powered by Sequencing.com's Universal Compatibility technology, DNA Selfie is compatible with data from all genetic tests:


Test Compatibility

Format Compatibility

Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) FASTQ
Exome Sequencing FASTA
Dante Labs BAM
23andMe SAM
AncestryDNA CRAM
MyHeritage VCF
Genes for Good GVCF
Living DNA gVCF
Silverberry Genomix TAB
Toolbox Genomics gz and zip compressed files
Nebula Genomics almost all other genetic data formats
Veritas Genetics  
Quest Diagnostics  
almost all other genetic tests

It's easy to take a DNA Selfie!

  1. Upload a DNA data file into your Sequencing.com account. This app is compatible with data from all DNA tests.
  2. Purchase and start this app.
  3. Select your DNA data file and click submit.

This app's DNA phenotyping is powered by years of genetic research.

  • L. Chaitanya, et al. The HIrisPlex-S system for eye, hair and skin colour prediction from DNA: Introduction and forensic developmental validation. Forensic Sci. Int. Genetics (2018)
  • L. Chaitanya, et al. Bringing colour back after 70 years: Predicting eye and hair colour from skeletal remains of World War II victims using the HIrisPlex system. Forensic Sci. Int.: Genetics 26 (2017) 48-57.
  • S. Walsh, et al. Global skin colour prediction from DNA. Human Genetics 136 (2017) 847–863.
  • S. Walsh, et al. Developmental validation of the HIrisPlex system: DNA-based eye and hair colour prediction for forensic and anthropological usage. Forensic Sci. Int.: Genetics 9 (2014) 150-161.
  • S. Walsh, et al. The HIrisPlex system for simultaneous prediction of hair and eye colour from DNA. Forensic Sci. Int.: Genetics 7 (2013) 98 - 115.
  • J. Draus-Barini, et al. Bona fide colour: DNA prediction of human eye and hair colour from ancient and contemporary skeletal remains. Investigative Genetics 4 (2013) 3.
  • S. Walsh, et al. DNA-based eye colour prediction across Europe with the IrisPlex system. Forensic Sci. Int.: Genetics 6 (2012) 330 - 340.
  • S. Walsh, et al. IrisPlex: a sensitive DNA tool for accurate prediction of blue and brown eye colour in the absence of ancestry information. Forensic Sci. Int.: Genetics 5 (2011) 170 - 180.
  • S. Walsh, et al. Developmental validation of the IrisPlex system: determination of blue and brown iris colour for forensic intelligence. Forensic Sci. Int.: Genetics 5 (2011) 464 - 471.
  • W. Branicki, et al. Model-based prediction of human hair color using DNA variants. Human Genetics 129 (2011) 443 – 454.
  • F. Liu, et al. Eye color and the prediction of complex phenotypes from genotypes. Current Biology 19 (2009) R192-R193.

Questions and Answers

Will my DNA selfie look exactly like me?

The app uses an advanced statistical algorithm that determines the most likely facial traits. So while it will generate a picture with the most likely traits, the selfie is an approximation using only your DNA as the guide.

For example, your DNA can't be used to determine the current length of your hair, if you have a tan and even your age. Because of this, you will likely notice that the selfie isn't an exact replica of you. It is, however, the best approximation that can be provided based on years of genetic research.


Why does my DNA selfie have a different hairstyle than I have?

This app only analyzes eye color, hair color, hair shade and skin color. You'll have a lot of other facial features that the app currently doesn't predict. 

For example, this app doesn't predict any of the following: hair length, hair shape, hairdo, nose shape, facial shape, complexion, the distance between your eyes, the appearance of your ears and whether you've been tanning (and your skin may be a different shade).


How often is the app updated?

Often!  The algorithm for this app is updated on an on-going basis so that the selfie provided is based on the latest scientific advancements.

This app will always provide the latest and greatest DNA-based appearance prediction.

The genetic analysis and statements that appear in this app have not been evaluated by the United States Food and Drug Administration. The Sequencing.com website and all software applications (Apps) that use Sequencing.com's website, as well as Sequencing.com's open Application Programming Interface (API), are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.