NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – DNA Genotek and BioServe Biotechnologies announced today their participation in a genomic study into craniofacial anomalies in Ethiopia.

Through the DNA Genotek Helping Hands Program, the company will provide Oragene DNA kits for collecting DNA from saliva from participants in the study, which will focus on the genetic and environmental causes of craniofacial anomalies, such as cleft lip and palette. The ultimate aim of the study is to find ways to prevent such anomalies.

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