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Researchers awarded $1.7 million to study the genetics of human facial features

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JOHN SHAFFER, assistant professor in the Department of Human Genetics at Pitt Public Health, and Seth Weinberg, an associate professor in the Department of Oral Biology at the School of Dental Medicine, received a grant award of $1.7 million from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) for their project, “The Genetic Architecture of Human Facial Morphology.”

Building on earlier work, the study will attempt to identify genetic variants that influence human facial features. These observations will hopefully provide insight into genetic pathways and how they influence human facial development and growth. The information gathered will also be applied to studying orofacial clefting, the most common craniofacial birth defect in humans.

Read more about Shaffer’s work at publichealth.pitt.edu/home/directory/john-r-shaffer.



10/11/2017
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