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Craniofacial Genetics

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Despite widespread fascination with the structure of the human face, there is still limited understanding of the molecular basis behind facial variation, from the morphological variation behind our unique facial appearance to the rare craniofacial malformations seen in the clinic. This collection contains a curated selection of research from Guest Editors Seth Weinberg, Robert Cornell and Elizabeth Leslie, with a focus on their specific areas of interest: craniofacial morphogenesis, dysmorphology and syndromes, and normal human facial variation.

Image Credit: Claes, Shriver.

Genes and pathways controlling craniofacial morphogenesis
The genetics of craniofacial malformations and syndromes
The complex genetics underlying craniofacial morphology
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    A Genome-Wide Association Study Identifies Five Loci Influencing Facial Morphology in Europeans
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    Mapping of Craniofacial Traits in Outbred Mice Identifies Major Developmental Genes Involved in Shape Determination
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    Modeling 3D Facial Shape from DNA
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    Let’s Face It—Complex Traits Are Just Not That Simple
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    Establishing a Multidisciplinary Context for Modeling 3D Facial Shape from DNA
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    Genome-Wide Association Study Reveals Multiple Loci Influencing Normal Human Facial Morphology
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    Genomewide Association Study of African Children Identifies Association of SCHIP1 and PDE8A with Facial Size and Shape
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    Mapping genetic variants for cranial vault shape in humans
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