Gene hunters close in on cause of deafness

Joyce, Christopher
October 1991
New Scientist;10/19/91, Vol. 132 Issue 1791, p12
Reports on molecular biologists' announcement that they have tracked the genetic cause of a unique form of deafness in Cartago, Costa Rica known as Monge syndrome. Possibility of the gene causing Monge syndrome to be in chromosome 5; Assumption that genetics is probably the cause of half of primary hearing loss in North America; Dominance of the dysfunctional gene.


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