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Contact: Gina Kirchweger
Stowers Institute for Medical Research

Combined Normal Development and Syngnathia

Caption: Mice carrying a mutation in the gene Foxc1 mimic sygnathia, a congenital disorder in which children are born with fused upper and lower jaws and related facial anomalies.

Credit: Image: Courtesy of Dr. Kimberly Inman, Shawnee State University

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Related news release: Stowers researchers announce first genetic model of a human jaw fusion defect known as syngnathia

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