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Genetics: Rottweiler LOXHD1 Deafness

A genetic mutation associated with nonsyndromic deafness and hearing loss in Rottweilers has been identified by the Lohi Lab at the University of Helsinki. 

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Rottweiler playing outside

This mutation is in the gene LOXHD1, which has also been implicated in human hearing disorders. The mutation is thought to be inherited as a recessive trait and careful breeding practices can be used to remove the prevalence of this disease.