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  • adjective anatomy Relating to, or connecting the clavicle and the cranium

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  • In modern humans, defects in this gene lead to a syndrome called cleidocranial dysplasia, in which bones of the skull fuse late, leading to anomalies in the shape of the head, and also causes characteristic defects in the shape of the collar bones and shoulder articulations.

    Neandertal! - The Panda's Thumb

  • These, again, are places where Neandertal and modern humans differ significantly in morphology and again, Neandertals did not have cleidocranial dysplasia — they had forms of the RUNX2 gene that would have contributed to the specific arrangements of their healthy, normal anatomy.

    Neandertal! - The Panda's Thumb

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