Orofacial clefting (OFC) is a common congenital malformation. Here we report the refinement of three translocation breakpoints of patients exhibiting OFC within the 6p24 region, and the isolation and characterisation of novel genes, one of which is directly disrupted by the translocation breakpoint of a patient. The gene has been characterized and orthologues identified in bovine, murine and pufferfish.
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- Molecular Biology