Looking different: understanding diversity in facial form.

  title={Looking different: understanding diversity in facial form.},
  author={Samantha A Brugmann and J Kim and J A Helms},
  journal={American journal of medical genetics. Part A},
  volume={140 23},
The face is perhaps the most distinguishing feature of the vertebrate body. Six billion human faces decorate the earth, each of them unique and exceptional in their own way. Likewise, facial variation is the cornerstone of species-specific diversity within the animal kingdom. Yet despite this multiplicity in form, the underlying architecture of the vertebrate face is remarkably conserved. If early embryos of different species first resemble one another, then how is this facial diversity… CONTINUE READING

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