Cleft Lip And Palate: Scientists Discover Gene Locus Associated With Deformity

Sunday, March 8, 2009 - 14:49 in Biology & Nature

Scientists discover the gene locus associated with cleft lip and palate. Comparing 500,000 snippets of human DNA put scientists on the right track. A genetic variant on chromosome 8 occurs with significantly higher frequency in people with cleft lip and palate than in the control group.

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