nonsyndromic deafness


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Related to nonsyndromic deafness: autosomal recessive hearing loss

nonsyndromic deafness

Any form of hereditary hearing impairment caused by one of many genetic mutations, e.g., in somatic, mitochondrial, or X-linked genes.
See also: deafness
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For a long time, investigators considered mapping of nonsyndromic deafness genes an impossible task, notes Richard Smith of the University of Iowa in Iowa City, who maintains a World Wide Web site that tracks the field's progress (the hereditary hearing loss home page at http://dnalab-www.
The first major break in the hunt for nonsyndromic deafness genes came when Pedro E.
Mutations in a novel cochlear gene cause DFNA9, a human nonsyndromic deafness with vestibular dysfunction.
The autosomal recessive nonsyndromic deafness locus DFNB72 is located on chromosome 19p133.
Mapping of a novel autosomal recessive nonsyndromic deafness locus (DFNB46) to chromosome 18p1132-p1131.