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Facebase: A 5-year initiative
28.01.2011 - 28.01.2015


The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research not only offers a website ( that gives the latest news on craniofacial research and breakthroughs, but it has also also launced a new 5-year initiative called Facebase.  Facebase will compile the biological instructions to construct the middle region of the human face and define the genetics underlying its common developmental disorders.  Another part of this initiative will include making a database of head and skull, or craniofacial, development to allow scientists access to all of the information, which will enable them to more rapidly and effectively in their research.  It will be free and accessible to the scientific community.  This is a great step in understanding why craniofacial deformities happen.