This Week in PLOS

In PLOS Genetics, researchers from the UK and Denmark describe an apparent role for the lectin complement pathway gene COLEC10 in craniofacial development. The team used targeted and/or exome sequencing to search for suspicious mutations in 45 families affected by Carnevale, Mingarelli, Michels, and Malpuech syndromes — a set of rare, autosomal recessive, developmental conditions that are collectively called 3MC syndrome.

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