The Cleft chin DNA test is a way to predict whether someone will have a cleft chin or not. A Cleft chin is a dimple or a little space on your chin that is the result of a partial fusion of the jaw bone during fetal development. Your body decides whether you will have a cleft chin or not even before you are born.
There are three major types of shapes that a cleft chin can take which are the following:
There is very less genetic research on the topic of cleft chin because it poses no health threat to us. But cleft chins are thought to be dominant traits. This means if two parents have a cleft chin their kids will also have a cleft chin but if the parents have a smooth chin their child will also have a smooth chin.
But it is still possible that both your parents do not have cleft chin but you do. That’s why it is too complicated to just put the cleft chin in the category of dominant and recessive genes.
Although there is no solid way to determine whether someone will have a cleft chin or not you can predict it with the help of a cleft chin DNA test.
Scientists can use the information present in the genetic marker present on DNA to predict whether someone will have a cleft chin or not.