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Contact: Mary Jane Gore
Duke University Medical Center

Genetics of Head Size

Caption: Here are images of live zebrafish that were studied for genetics and head size to give insight into human head size. The top fish does not have the gene KCTD13 and its head size and brain size are larger; the middle fish is normal; the fish on the bottom expresses too much of the gene and has the smallest head and brain size.

Credit: Christelle Golzio, Duke Center for Human Disease Modeling and Duke Department of Cell Biology

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