Twin Studies: Revealing the Genetic Basis of Malocclusion

Authors

  • Dolly P Patel
  • Bhaskar Gupta
  • Tanmay Sharma

Keywords:

Twins, Twin studies, Heredity, Zygosity determination, Monozygotic and Dizygotic.

Abstract

The relative contribution of genes and the environment to the etiology of malocclusion has been a matter of controversy throughout the twentieth century and the first decace of twentyfirst century. Twin studies provide important insights into how genetic and environmental factors contribute to variation in dental and craniofacial morphology. This review describes research models involving twins, apart from the traditional comparison of similarities in monozygotic (identical) and dizygotic (nonidentical) pairs, throws some light on zygosity
determination, summarizes some landmark twin studies in orthodontics and future directions in dental research involving twins are outlined.

Published

2019-05-06

How to Cite

Patel, D. P., Gupta, B., & Sharma, T. (2019). Twin Studies: Revealing the Genetic Basis of Malocclusion. Journal of Orofacial Research, 2(1), 48-51. Retrieved from https://mansapublishers.com/index.php/jofr/article/view/1596

Issue

Section

Review Article

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