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A gene on chromosome 7p15.2 that encodes a sequence-specific DNA-binding transcription factor of a developmental regulatory system, which provides cells with specific positional identities on the anterior-posterior axis.

Molecular pathology
Expansion of a polyalanine tail in the HOXD13 protein is linked to hand-foot-uterus/genital syndrome.
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Instead, look for an SPD with a minimum rating of 50kA.
These contracts come in as the latest developments in a series of projects and ongoing well engineering and support management contracts won by SPD internationally since its establishment in Dubai in September 2002.
The SPD technology is owned by Woodbury, N.Y.-based Research Frontiers (www.refr-spd.com).
The plan administrator must furnish the SPD within 90 days after the employee becomes a participant, beneficiary begins receiving benefits, or participant or beneficiary makes a written request.
At the same time, larcenies and other property crimes get relegated to the SPD assigns each case equal weight, an approach it calls "reverse solvability." It may take even more skill to investigate crimes with traditionally low solvability and bring them to a successful closure.
But polls show that the SPD will be the bigger losers when the voting ends at 1600 GMT.
"All SPD personnel were reminded of maximum tolerance and respect for human rights during the entire event towards protesters and to leave only their post upon the lifting of orders from higher office," said Cruz.
The SPD said the public should be mindful of these tips:
The resignation of Andrea Nahles as leader of the Social Democratic Party (SPD) won't spell an immediate end to Merkel's coalition.
Her departure could lead to early elections if the SPD decides to make an early exit from the government formed after 2017 polls.
ANDREA Nahles said yesterday she would resign as the leader of Germany's Social Democrats (SPD), raising new doubts about the durability of Chancellor Angela Merkel's ruling coalition with the centre-left party.