Application and progress of high-throughput sequencing technologies in the research of hereditary hearing loss.

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Application and progress of high-throughput sequencing technologies in the research of hereditary hearing loss.

Yi Chuan. 2017 Mar 20;39(3):208-219

Authors: Cuicui W, Huijun Y

Abstract
Hearing loss (HL) is the most common birth defect. Elucidating the genetic basis of hereditary deafness can not only assist diagnosis, provide the basis for genetic counseling and the prevention of deafness, but also bring a deeper understanding of the disease pathogenesis. In the genomic era, high-throughput sequencing technologies, represented by whole genome sequencing (WGS), whole exome sequencing (WES) or target region sequencing, have been widely used in the studies of hereditary HL. Here, we summarize the application and progress of WES and target region sequencing in the research of causative genes and clinical molecular diagnosis of hereditary HL, hoping to be helpful for the development and improvement of clinical genetic diagnosis of deafness in China.

PMID: 28420617 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

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