Contact: Gina Kirchweger
Stowers Institute for Medical Research
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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