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Craniofacial Development Resources

FaceBase
An NIDCR-funded consortium designed to encourage collaboration among craniofacial researchers and accelerate craniofacial research by developing, integrating, and disseminating large datasets to the wider research community.  The consortium’s research projects and resulting datasets are described on the FaceBase website, as is the process for obtaining the data.   Access to FaceBase datasets is provided without cost to the scientific community.

Center for Inherited Research (CIDR)
A trans-NIH genotyping service to support studies aimed at identifying genes that contribute to human disease

Mouse Mutagenesis Center for Development Defects
A trans-NIH ENU mutagenesis center for developmental defects including those affecting craniofacial and tooth development

Mouse Mutation Database
A database of mutant mice for studies of human craniofacial disorders

Mutant Mouse Regional Resource Centers (MMRRC)
Trans-NIH repository and distribution centers of spontaneous and induced mutant mouse lines

Report on Global Strategies to Reduce the Health-Care Burden of Craniofacial Anomalies 
A report produced by the World Health Organization: Global Strategies to Reduce the Health-Care Burden of Craniofacial Anomalies 

Trans-NIH Structural Birth Defects Working Group (SBDWG)
The Trans-NIH SBDWG brings together extramural program officials from NIH components whose missions include research into structural birth defects, with the ultimate goal of facilitating advances in understanding the etiology, mechanisms, epidemiology, prevention, and treatment of structural birth defects.​

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This page last updated: December 23, 2015