Funding for this research was provided by:
National Institutes of Health (UM1 HG006493, UM1 HG006493, UM1 HG006493)
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (R01 DC011651, R01 DC003594)
Received: 1 March 2018
Accepted: 24 May 2018
First Online: 20 July 2018
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The study was approved by the Institutional Review Boards of the Quaid-i-Azam University and the Baylor College of Medicine and Affiliated Hospitals (H-17566). Written informed consent was obtained from all participating members.
: I.S. and W.A. are members of the BMC Medical Genetics editorial board. All other authors declare that they have no competing interests.
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