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Model Organisms in the Study of Development and Disease 

Model Organisms in the Study of Development and Disease
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Model Organisms in the Study of Development and Disease
Author(s):

Ethan Bier

and William Mcginnis

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199934522.003.0003
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date: 10 December 2018

Chapters provides overview of pathways of development and reviews of dysmorphic syndromes for which the causative gene has been identified. For each disorder, an analysis of the role of the gene in the relevant developmental pathway is provided, along with the mechanism by which mutations in the gene cause the developmental pathology. Emphasis is placed the developmental roles of genes in the causation of hereditary conditions affecting appearance and function.

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