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Luca Scapoli

Associate Professor

Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences

Academic discipline: BIO/17 Histology

Director of First Cycle Degree in Biomedical Laboratory techniques


Keywords: cleft lip and palate SNPs development

Molecular bases of cleft lip and palate The goal of the project is the identification of genes involved in nonsyndromic cleft lip and palate (CL/P).

In the last years we have been collecting a large sample of CL/P patients that allows us to evaluate the involvement of candidate genes and chromosome regions of interest by parametric and non-parametric genetic approaches. Several contributes have been already published, however, additional efforts are needed to understand genetic bases of CL/P. Additional studies, regarding other craniofacial malformation (Apert, Cruzon, and Nager syndromes), have been performed by our group to elucidate genotype-phenotype relationships and pathogenic mechanisms.

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