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The term ‘‘epigenetics’’ is used liberally as a possible explanation for traits and conditions that do not appear to be solely genetic in origin. Since orofacial clefts (OFCs) fall into that large category, it is not surprising that the scientific literature in this area has also pointed to a potential etiologic role for epigenetics (Dixon et al., 2011).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)795-797
Number of pages3
JournalCleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal
Issue number6
Early online date13 Jan 2017
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2018


  • Cleft palate
  • cleft lip
  • orofacial cleft
  • epigenetics
  • DNA methylation


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