New Clues to the Genes Behind Hearing Loss

News Picture: More Clues to the Genes Behind Hearing Loss

FRIDAY, July 17, 2020

Dutch scientists have determined a widespread genetic variant as a trigger of deafness, and say it could be a fantastic focus on for gene remedy.

Deafness in grownups is identified to be inherited but, contrary to childhood deafness, the genetic will cause are not clear.

To day, 118 genes have been joined to deafness. Variants in these genes reveal much of the deafness current at start and in childhood, but not grownup deafness — even however up to 70% of listening to loss in grownups is considered to be inherited.

Scientists beforehand pinpointed the chromosomal location

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