Facing up to genetic disorders

YOU'RE a parent and your ten-year-old daughter seems to be struggling to hear, almost as if she's going deaf in one ear. A month later, she seems to be having problems with her balance too. You've brought her to doctors and they can't seem to figure out what's going on.

According to University Malaya Medical Centre consultant paediatrician and clinical geneticist Prof Dr Thong Meow Keong, it could be time to consider a genetic disorder.

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