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New Gene For Inherited Deafness Discovered - featured April 14, 2010

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[Source: Medical News Today]

RNID funded research has discovered a new gene linked to inherited deafness, which could mean that more families will be able to identify the cause of their hearing loss.

The discovery of this gene will help develop future treatments and, if it is incorporated into standard genetic testing, families with hereditary deafness will be able to more accurately find out the chances of having a child who is deaf and to understand the cause of their family's deafness.

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