Did you ever wonder how the face is formed? The best way to gain acceptance is through education. And to meet that goal, PBS provides information to its viewers every day. In this clip from a NOVA, scientists and researchers tell us the latest about what they have learned about how the face is formed during gestation.
This is how the PBS website describes their program "Where Your Face Comes From."
The face is an incredibly complex and personal structure that is built during embryonic development. One region of the embryo—called the extreme anterior domain—guides facial formation, recruiting cells from elsewhere to make the muscles, nerves, and bones that will comprise the face. Research in this field may help us diagnose and even repair craniofacial defects like cleft palate.