Thursday, February 14, 2019

Kids First Data Center Focuses on Genetics Researcher Dr. Marazita

Read about Dr. Mary Marazita of University of Pittsburgh's research on human genetics around craniofacial conditions and oral disease. The Kids First Data resource center puts the spotlight on Dr. Marazita's research this month. 

She says, "I am very happy and proud to be part of Kids First. Kids First is a unique opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the genetics of orofacial cleft birth defects from my studies, and, importantly, to compare the results from the facial birth defects to the results for the numerous other birth defects included in Kids First."

Kid's First Data resource center reports that Dr. Marazita's research focuses on "on the human genetics of complex traits, primarily facial birth defects (including cleft lip, cleft palate, and other craniofacial anomalies), and oral disease (such as caries, malocclusion, and peridontal disease). She has more than 290 peer-reviewed publications, and substantial grant support, mostly from NIDCR. Her studies have led to collaborations with colleagues across the USA and in more than 15 other countries, representing all continents except Antarctica.

The Kids first Data Resource highlights investigators and researchers on birth defects and pediatric cancers. Their work is admirable. Find more information about Dr. Marazita's work at the Kids First program on our website, Facebook and Twitter today!

Become a member of the Kids First Data Resource portal to gain access to genetic data, scientific research on craniofacial conditions. If you want to learn more about why and what happened genetically and you are science-minded, this is the website for you.

The Kids First Data Resource Portal is now live! You can start exploring and testing this new resource TODAY! Visit and click on "JOIN NOW" to create your account and help make this a valuable asset to your community.

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