Novel genes associated with hearing loss revealed by new study

Written by Francesca Lake

Research conducted by the International Mouse Phenotyping Consortium (IMPC) and led by researchers at MRC Harwell Institute (Oxfordshire, UK) has identified 67 genes associated with hearing loss, 52 of which are novel. Dysfunction in hearing is the most common sensory problem seen in the human population, with approximately 360 million people thought to suffer from hearing loss. Over 400 genetic syndromes known to affect human hearing exist and approximately 150 non-syndromic genes have been identified; however, the full extent of the genetic landscape involved in hearing loss is unknown. The IMPC comprises an international group of institutes, and aims to...

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