Genetic association analysis in a clinically and histologically confirmed otosclerosis population confirms association with the TGFB1 gene but suggests an association of the RELN gene with a clinically indistinguishable otosclerosis-like phenotype.

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BACKGROUND/HYPOTHESIS Otosclerosis is a frequent cause of hearing impairment characterized by abnormal resorption and deposition of bone in the human otic capsule. It is a disease of complex etiopathogenesis that is caused by both environmental and genetic factors. The goal of this study is to replicate association for genes that were previously reported to… (More)
DOI: 10.1097/MAO.0000000000000334

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