Mice deaf­ness stopped

The Guardian Weekly - - Discovery -

Deaf­ness has been pre­vented in mice us­ing gene edit­ing. The study found that a sin­gle in­jec­tion of a gene edit­ing cocktail pre­vented pro­gres­sive deaf­ness in baby an­i­mals that were destined to lose their hear­ing. “We hope that the work will one day in­form the de­vel­op­ment of a cure for cer­tain forms of ge­netic deaf­ness in peo­ple,” said Pro­fes­sor David Liu, who led the work at Har­vard Univer­sity and MIT.

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