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Mutations in the gene encoding gap junction protein beta-3 associated with autosomal dominant hearing impairment

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    Over 40 loci for deafness have been genetically mapped but only in very recent years have causative genes been identified. Two of these are connexins and this promted Xiaet al to search for new human connexin genes and look for mutations in families with deafness. From a database, two overlapping ESTs were identified with …

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