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a genetic disorder characterized by a white or gray forelock, irregular or odd pigmentation of the iris, nerve deafness because of auditory nerve malfunctioning, and lateral dispositioning of the eyelids rendering a false appearance in which the eyes are wide apart. Cognitive retardation might happen, but deafness can be a factor in intelligence tests.

WAARDENBURG'S SYNDROME: "There are four subtypes of Waardenburg's Syndrome and these affect 1 in every 50,000 people. "

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