Deafness gene identified

Researchers think more than 30,000 people in North Western Europe might carry this mutation
29 July 2020
Presented by Eva Higginbotham
Production by Eva Higginbotham.


Hearing Aid in the ear


After 22 years of searching, researchers at the Radboud University Medical Centre in the Netherlands have successfully identified the genetic cause behind a certain type of inherited adult hearing loss - a defect in the so-called RIPOR2 gene. Eva Higginbotham spoke to geneticist Hannie Kremer and ear nose and throat surgeon Ronald Pennings about how they did it.


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