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Molecular diagnostics for congenital hearing loss including 15 deafness genes using a next generation sequencing platform

  • Sarah De Keulenaer1,
  • Jan Hellemans1, 2,
  • Steve Lefever2,
  • Jean-Pierre Renard3,
  • Joachim De Schrijver3,
  • Hendrik Van de Voorde2,
  • Mohammad Amin Tabatabaiefar5, 6,
  • Filip Van Nieuwerburgh1, 4,
  • Daisy Flamez1, 3,
  • Filip Pattyn2,
  • Bieke Scharlaken1,
  • Dieter Deforce1, 4,
  • Sofie Bekaert1,
  • Wim Van Criekinge1, 3,
  • Jo Vandesompele1, 2,
  • Guy Van Camp5 and
  • Paul Coucke1, 2Email author
BMC Medical Genomics20125:17

Received: 12 December 2011

Accepted: 7 May 2012

Published: 18 May 2012

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Original Submission
12 Dec 2011 Submitted Original manuscript
16 Mar 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Lisbeth Tranebjaerg
19 Mar 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Shin-ichi Usami
27 Apr 2012 Author responded Author comments - Sarah De Keulenaer
Resubmission - Version 2
27 Apr 2012 Submitted Manuscript version 2
7 May 2012 Editorially accepted
18 May 2012 Article published 10.1186/1755-8794-5-17

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Authors’ Affiliations

NXTGNT, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
Center for Medical Genetics, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
Biobix, Laboratory for Bioinformatics and Computational Genomics, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
Laboratory for Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
Department of Medical Genetics, University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium
Department of Medical Genetics, School of Medicine, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran