Building face structures by remote control
Craniofacial birth defects, including cleft lip and palate, are among the most common human congenital malformations. Now, FMI researchers have identified a DNA region containing multiple regulatory elements that interact with genes across distant chromosomal neighborhoods, ensuring that specific facial structures develop in the right place. The findings may provide new insights into normal head development as well as craniofacial birth defects.
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