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Case Western Reserve University Uncovers Genetic Basis for Some Birth Defects


November 11, 2008

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A multidisciplinary research team at Case Western Reserve University, led by Gary Landreth, a professor in the School of Medicine's Department of Neurosciences, has uncovered a common genetic pathway for a number of birth defects that affect the development of the heart and head. Abnormal development of the jaw, palate, brain and heart are relatively common congenital defects and frequently arise due to genetic errors that affect a key developmental pathway. Full Story

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