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Craniofacial Genetics

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Despite widespread fascination with the structure of the human face, there is still limited understanding of the molecular basis behind facial variation, from the morphological variation behind our unique facial appearance to the rare craniofacial malformations seen in the clinic. This collection contains a curated selection of research from Guest Editors Seth Weinberg, Robert Cornell and Elizabeth Leslie, with a focus on their specific areas of interest: craniofacial morphogenesis, dysmorphology and syndromes, and normal human facial variation.

Image Credit: Claes, Shriver.

Editorial
Genes and pathways controlling craniofacial morphogenesis
The genetics of craniofacial malformations and syndromes
The complex genetics underlying craniofacial morphology
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    10.1371/journal.pgen.1002932
    A Genome-Wide Association Study Identifies Five Loci Influencing Facial Morphology in Europeans
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    10.1371/journal.pgen.1005607
    Mapping of Craniofacial Traits in Outbred Mice Identifies Major Developmental Genes Involved in Shape Determination
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    10.1371/journal.pgen.1004224
    Modeling 3D Facial Shape from DNA
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    10.1371/journal.pgen.1004724
    Let’s Face It—Complex Traits Are Just Not That Simple
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    10.1371/journal.pgen.1004725
    Establishing a Multidisciplinary Context for Modeling 3D Facial Shape from DNA
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    10.1371/journal.pgen.1006149
    Genome-Wide Association Study Reveals Multiple Loci Influencing Normal Human Facial Morphology
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    10.1371/journal.pgen.1006174
    Genomewide Association Study of African Children Identifies Association of SCHIP1 and PDE8A with Facial Size and Shape
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    10.1371/journal.pone.0196148
    Mapping genetic variants for cranial vault shape in humans
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