Fig A:  The Golgi-associated Golgb1 protein is required for normal palate development. In oral views, arrowheads show a cleft palate in the Golgb1 mutant mouse pup (B) in comparison with the closed palate in the normal littermate (A). Frontal sections of each mouse reveal failure of palatal morphogenesis in the Golgb1 mutant embryo.

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Advancing Technology Fuels Discovery of Novel Mechanism Underlying Cleft Palate

Finding a genetic mutation linked to cleft palate—one of the world’s most common birth defects—was just part of the story for this research project. How the team made the discovery was nearly as important as the discovery itself.

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