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Genetic investigations in childhood deafness
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    Next generation sequencing should be the first line of investigation in non syndromic deafness in people of African descent

    In response to Parker and Bitner-Glindzicz's review article on Genetic investigations in childhood deafness,1 we will like to contribute to this topic with some data, that strongly question the clinical utility of GJB2 and GJB6 testing in non-syndromic hearing loss in people of African descent.

    Indeed, we investigated GJB2 genes in 205 patients affected with sensorineural non-syndromic hearing loss from Cameroo...

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