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holoprosencephaly

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  • n. A congenital disorder involving insufficient division of the lobes of the brain during fetal development, resulting in skull and facial deformities ranging from minor cleft lip problems to cyclopia, in which a single eye develops where the nose would normally be.

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Examples

  • This is a condition known as holoprosencephaly which is thought to be caused by a defective chromosome.

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  • In 2006, a kitten born with one eye and no nose a rare condition called holoprosencephaly, created a stir online as news organizations and bloggers tried to determine if the bizarre photos of the animal were real.

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  • St. Jude scientists have identified one of the molecular mechanisms underlying the genetic brain malformation called holoprosencephaly (HPE).

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  • The baby, a girl named April because of the month she was due, was to be born with a rare disorder called holoprosencephaly that would prevent her brain from properly developing, cause her face to be deformed and ultimately result in her early death.

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  • St. Jude researchers identify a molecular mechanism underlying a genetic brain malformation called holoprosencephaly

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  • St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists have identified one of the molecular mechanisms underlying the genetic brain malformation called holoprosencephaly (HPE).

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  • I've never heard the word "holoprosencephaly" before, but it's a keeper.

    The one-eyed kitten.

  • In these cases, such as hydrancephaly and holoprosencephaly, the ventricles are not only relatively enlarged but also often distorted due to overlying parenchymal abnormalities.

    Hydrocephalus

  • Genetic basis of craniofacial anomalies such as cleft palate, holoprosencephaly and craniosynostosis.

    Research in genetics at CHOP

  • They discovered that my son had a catastrophic brain malformation, holoprosencephaly.

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