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2014-05-12 11:33:31

Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research Whitehead Institute scientists have identified a genetic cause of a facial disorder known as hemifacial microsomia (HFM). The researchers find that duplication of the gene OTX2 induces HFM, the second-most common facial anomaly after cleft lip and palate. HFM affects approximately one in 3,500 births. While some cases appear to run in families, no gene had been found to be causative. That is until Whitehead Fellow Yaniv Erlich and his lab set...

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2014-04-05 06:21:02

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A newly-identified genetic association with facial asymmetry in ancient cavefish could shed new light into mysteries surrounding conditions such as cleft palate or hemifacial microsomia in humans, according to research appearing in a recent edition of the peer-reviewed journal Genetics. Joshua Gross, an assistant professor in the University of Cincinnati’s Department of Biological Sciences, and his colleagues compared the...

2012-05-03 19:52:34

Two Distinct Mutations Cause “Question Mark Ears Syndrome,” Study Finds Researchers at Seattle Children´s Research Institute and their collaborators have discovered a pair of defective genes that cause a rare congenital malformation syndrome that can make it impossible for the child to breathe or eat properly without reparative surgery. In a study led by Michael L. Cunningham, MD, PhD, medical director of the Seattle Children´s Hospital´s Craniofacial Center, a...

2009-03-03 15:19:08

U.S. researchers identified an increased prevalence in left-handedness in children with a congenital disorder known as hemifacial microsomia. Dr. Albert Oh, director of pediatric plastic and craniofacial surgery at Hasbro Children's Hospital in Providence, R.I., said that overall, 10 percent of the U.S. population is left-handed. A higher frequency has been associated with certain craniofacial malformations such as cleft lip and other conditions. Hemifacial microsomia is the second most...


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