This Week in PLOS

Through a genome-wide association study, researchers from the University of California, Davis, and elsewhere have linked an ADAMTS20 gene variant to the development of cleft lip with or without cleft palate in dogs and suspect it could have a similar function in humans, as they report in PLOS Genetics. They analyzed seven Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers with cleft lip or palate and 112 controls to home in on a region segregating with the phenotype.

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