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The CDC estimates that each year 2,651 babies in the US are born with a cleft palate and 4,437 babies are born with a cleft lip with or without a cleft palate.
Cleft lip or palate is one of the most common birth defects, affecting one in 600 children in the United States. Unless treated surgically, cleft palate can interfere with feeding, speech development and hearing.

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Cleft lip or palate is one of the most common birth defects, affecting one in 500 children in the US. Unless treated cleft palate can interfere with feeding, speech development and hearing.

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In a study newly published in the journal Development, investigators at the USC School of Dentistry describe how to non-surgically reverse the onset of cleft palate in fetal mice

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