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Most scientists believe that clefting occurs as a result of a combination of genetic and environmental factors.
Families with a history of cleft lip or palate or any other syndrome or condition associated with clefting should discuss the chances of recurrence with a genetic counselor.
Because clefting causes specific physical manifestations, it is easy to diagnose.