Mark Shriver, Jennifer Wagner, Arslan Zaidi, and Laurel Pearson
The ADAPT study has three major aims: One aim of this study is to improve our understanding of the evolution, and genetic, and environmental contributions to variation in human traits. To do so, this study focuses on superficial variation (visible traits, such as facial shape and skin color, or easily observable, such as strength and voice pitch) and on variation related to ancestry and sex. The second aim of this study is to improve our understanding of the perception of these traits and any social meaning given to these traits. The third aim of this study is to improve molecular photo-fitting techniques (in other words, to improve our ability to predict traits from genetic data for forensic and other uses).