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Method of Studying Palatal Fusion using Static Organ Culture
 

Method of Studying Palatal Fusion using Static Organ Culture

Article DOI: 10.3791/53063
September 19th, 2015

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Summary September 19th, 2015

Studies of palate development are motivated by the incidence of cleft palate, a birth defect that imposes a tremendous health burden and can leave lasting disfigurement. We demonstrate here a technique to culture palatal shelves that can be used to study different signaling pathways involved in palatal development and fusion.

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