Genetics of Hearing Loss: Contributions of Mitochondrial DNA Although most of our genetic code is in our cell nuclei, a small but significant portion is in a chromosome located in our mitochondria. There, a variety of mutations in mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) can result in syndromic, or nonsyndromic, hearing loss. Mitochondria, which are located in the cytoplasm, are ... Article
Article  |   April 01, 2002
Genetics of Hearing Loss: Contributions of Mitochondrial DNA
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Jill L. Elfenbein
    Audiology and Speech Sciences Department, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
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Hearing Disorders / Special Populations / Genetic & Congenital Disorders / Articles
Article   |   April 01, 2002
Genetics of Hearing Loss: Contributions of Mitochondrial DNA
SIG 9 Perspectives on Hearing and Hearing Disorders in Childhood, April 2002, Vol. 12, 2-5. doi:10.1044/hhdc12.1.2
SIG 9 Perspectives on Hearing and Hearing Disorders in Childhood, April 2002, Vol. 12, 2-5. doi:10.1044/hhdc12.1.2
Acknowledgments
I am grateful to my Michigan State University colleagues Rachel Fisher and Karen Friderici for their comments on drafts of this manuscript.
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