What makes a face go round

How small tweaks in genes change the shape of a face

A 3-D image of an 11.5-day-old mouse embryo shows the activity pattern of a transcriptional enhancer (shown in red) during facial development.

Courtesy of H. Morrison/MRC Human Genetics Unit/Univ. of Edinburgh

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