Category Archives: Cleft lip
A cleft is a separation or split in either the upper lip or the roof of the mouth (palate) or sometimes both
By Michelle Roberts Health reporter, BBC News
The world’s largest research databank for cleft lip and palate is being set up in the UK to determine what causes these common conditions.
These congenital abnormalities affect 1,200 babies born in the UK each year, yet why they occur is unknown.
Parents of babies with these conditions are being encouraged to enrol in the £11m, five-year programme.