Pittsburgh Orofacial Cleft (POFC) Studies investigate genetic contributions to orofacial clefting—with an emphasis on related sub-clinical phenotypes—in families from multiple national and international sites.
The CCDG is a collaborator in several large-scale, National Institutes of Health (NIH)-sponsored genomic studies including the Gene Environment Association Studies Initiative (GENEVA) and genome-wide association study (GWAS) initiatives to better understand the genetics of dental caries and oral clefts.
The Three-Dimensional Analysis of Normal Facial Variation Study (NIH/NIDCR Grant U01-DE020078) was a collaborative initiative led by Drs. Weinberg and Marazita, involving investigators at Seattle Children’s Research Institute, the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, and the University of Iowa.
CCDG faculty provide statistical genetic and other expertises to investigators around the world.