Mouse Model Provides A New Tool For Investigators Of Human Developmental Disorder, European Molecular Biology Laboratory Study  
4/22/2009 8:07:37 AM

EurekAlert! -- April 21, 2009, Cambridge, UK – Wolf-Hirschhorn Syndrome (WHS) is a human disease caused by spontaneous genetic deletions. Children born with WHS have a characteristic set of facial features, including a wide flat nose bridge, downturned mouth, high forehead, and highly arched eyebrows. Other symptoms associated with this disease include heart defects, seizures, mental retardation, and skeletal abnormalities, and the severity of these symptoms varies between individual WHS patients.