Long-Ignored Segments of DNA Play Role in Early Stages of Face Development, Stanford University School of Medicine Study  
10/22/2012 7:53:45 AM

The human face is a fantastically intricate thing. The billions of people on the planet have faces that are individually recognizable because each has subtle differences in its folds and curves. How is the face put together during development so that, out of billions of people, no two faces are exactly the same? School of Medicine researcher Joanna Wysocka, PhD, and her colleagues have discovered key genetic elements that guide the earliest stages of the process.