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SNPwatch: Two More Genetic Variants Linked to Cleft Lip and Palate

A new study has identified more common genetic variants associated with increased risk for cleft lip and palate.  Combined with two previous studies, there are now four variations that have been associated with this birth defect that affects about one out of every 700 children born. Clefting results from ...

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SNPwatch: Second Variant Linked to Cleft Lip and Palate

SNPwatch gives you the latest news about research linking various traits and conditions to individual genetic variations. These studies are exciting because they offer a glimpse into how genetics may affect our bodies and health; but in most cases, more work is needed before this research can provide ...

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