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Researchers Identify Gene Causing Rare Form Of Cleft Palate

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September 18, 2001
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Imperial College Of Science, Technology And Medicine
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The identification of a gene that causes a rare form of the congenital defect, cleft palate, may offer an important insight into human development and the mechanisms involved in the condition. Researchers led by Dr Philip Stanier from Imperial College have found that the sex-linked form of cleft palate (CPX) and an associated form of the disorder known as tongue-tie are caused by mutations in a gene called T-box 22.

Sept. 16, 2001 -- The identification of a gene that causes a rare form of the congenital defect, cleft palate, may offer an important insight into human development and the mechanisms involved in the condition.


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