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Publication - Dr Gemma Sharp

    Epigenetics and Orofacial Clefts

    A Brief Introduction


    Sharp, G, Stergiakouli, E, Sandy, J & Relton, C, 2018, ‘Epigenetics and Orofacial Clefts: A Brief Introduction’. Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal, vol 55., pp. 795-797


    The term ‘‘epigenetics’’ is used liberally as a possible explanation for traits and conditions that do not appear to be solely genetic in origin. Since orofacial clefts (OFCs) fall into that large category, it is not surprising that the scientific literature in this area has also pointed to a potential etiologic role for epigenetics (Dixon et al., 2011).

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