Familial recurrence-pattern analysis of cleft lip with or without cleft palate.

Cleft lip with or without cleft palate (CL/P) is a common congenital malformation with an incidence in European white populations of about 1/1,000. The familial clustering of CL/P has been extensively characterized, and epidemiological studies have proposed monogenic models (with reduced penetrance), multifactorial/threshold models, and mixed major-gene… CONTINUE READING