Friday, 8 January 2016

Certain genes are related to certain patterns of missing teeth

I could never profess to knowing anything about genetics in any great detail ! In this graphic the two main genes in Hypodontia are illustrated. MSX1 shows a significantly different pattern of tooth loss to PAX9 which is heavily associated with the commonly missing lateral incisors and premolars. Have a read of the below article for more information.  





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