Society of Craniofacial Genetics and Developmental Biology Annual meeting
Dear Supporters of the Society of Craniofacial Genetics and Developmental Biology,
I am writing to provide information about our 36th annual meeting that will be held in Boston, MA on 
Tuesday October 22, 2013 in conjunction with the 63nd Annual Meeting of the American Society of Human 
Genetics. As in previous years, we will hold the SCGDB meeting prior to the larger ASHG convention. 
Drs. Matthew Harris and Patty Purcell graciously accepted our challenge of organizing the meeting this 

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Interested in making your research data available through FaceBase?
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