Chicken gene aids study of craniofacial birth defects

Chicken gene aids study of craniofacial birth defects

EACH year, thousands of babies in the U.S. are born with craniofacial defects, ranging from cleft lips and palates to more severe abnormalities of the face or head.

Now, new discoveries in chicken genetics and biology are shedding light on the basis of these abnormalities in both birds and humans.

A team of researchers that included University of California-Davis (UC-Davis) animal science professor Mary Delany used informat

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