Bioscience

Scientists find genetic cause for type of deafness

September 3, 2009

By Flinn Foundation

[Source: Reorbit.com] – A team led by scientists from The Scripps Research Institute has discovered a genetic cause of progressive hearing loss. The findings will help scientists better understand the nature of age-related decline in hearing and may lead to new therapies to prevent or treat the condition.

The findings were published the September 3, 2009, in an advance, online issue of the American Journal of Human Genetics, a publication of Cell Press.

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