Twin studies in craniofacial genetics: a review

Acta Genet Med Gemellol (Roma). 1985;34(1-2):1-14. doi: 10.1017/s0001566000004876.


A review of the literature on twin studies in craniofacial genetics is presented. The following areas are particularly dealt with: tooth form and size, tooth formation and eruption, dental arch and occlusion, facial form and size, and cleft lip and palate.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Cleft Lip / genetics
  • Cleft Palate / genetics
  • Environment
  • Face / abnormalities*
  • Humans
  • Mouth Abnormalities / genetics*
  • Mouth Abnormalities / pathology
  • Stomatognathic System / growth & development*
  • Tooth Abnormalities / genetics*
  • Tooth Abnormalities / pathology
  • Twins*