Genetics of craniofacial disorders

A. F. Lewanda, E. W. Jabs

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Due to the many recent and complementary advances in developmental biology and molecular genetics, we are learning much about the genetics of craniofacial disorders. In particular there is new information regarding craniosynostosis and orofacial clefting, which are among the more common birth defects. The pathogenesis of craniosynostosis, as well as the newest developments in the study of the common craniosynostotic syndromes, is discussed in this review. Genes and chromosomal regions implicated in orofacial clefting are reviewed. Lastly, insights are given into the pathogenesis of common craniofacial malformations as provided by animal models of human disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)690-697
Number of pages8
JournalCurrent Opinion in Pediatrics
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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