Thyroid hemiagenesis (THA) is an inborn absence of one thyroid lobe of largely unknown etiopathogenesis, affecting 0.05-0.5% population. The aim of the study was an identification of genetic factors responsible for thyroid maldevelopment in two siblings with THA. Affected individuals were subjected to whole-exome sequencing (WES) (Illumina, TruSeq Exome Kit) and all identified variants were evaluated for pathogenicity. Sanger sequencing was used to confirm WES data and check segregation among first-degree relatives. Authors demonstrated for the first time a unique association of THA phenotype and the presence of compound heterozygous mutations p.[Gly727Arg];[Gln1347Lys] of GLI3 gene in two siblings.

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