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A UC Davis research team, consisting of postdoctoral fellows, graduate students and undergraduates led by Chengji Zhou, professor of biochemistry and molecular medicine at the UC Davis School of Medicine, has made major contributions to the latest issue of Birth Defects Research. This issue was published online this month.

A UC Davis research team has contributed to this special issue focused on orofacial clefts.
A UC Davis research team has contributed to this special issue focused on orofacial clefts.

“This special issue focuses on orofacial clefts through comprehensive and cutting-edge scientific reviews of the field. This was achieved by remarkable team efforts under the restricted research environment during the COVID-19 pandemic,” Zhou said.

Articles include:

  • Cellular and developmental basis of orofacial clefts by Ji et al. (Zhou lab at UC Davis)
  • Genetics and signaling mechanisms of orofacial clefts by Reynolds et al. (Zhou lab at UC Davis)
  • Role of epigenetics and miRNAs in orofacial clefts by Garland et al. (Zhou lab at UC Davis)
  • Environmental mechanisms of orofacial clefts by Garland et al. (Zhou lab at UC Davis)
  • Folate intake, markers of folate status and oral clefts: An updated set of systematic reviews and meta-analyses by Zhou et al. (Little lab at University of Ottawa)

To view this special issue, visit https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/toc/24721727/2020/112/19.