A Harvard-led team used genome editing to prevent inherited deafness in mice.
In Nature this week: genome-editing to treat hearing loss in mice, juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia subgroups, and more.
In PLOS this week: HIV-1 genetic diversity in Bangalore; gene variants and noise-induced hearing loss; and more.
In PNAS this week: trait prediction algorithm, missense mutation linked to hearing loss, and more.
Researchers from Taiwan followed dozens of children who screened positive for deafness-related genotypes at birth, identifying those with hearing loss over six years.
In PLOS this week: GWAS links gene to noise-induced hearing loss in mice, population genetics of malaria parasites, and more.
By testing hundreds of children with brain tumors who were treated with cisplatin, researchers identified risk variants related to cisplatin ototoxicity.
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In preparation for the launch, the laboratory is currently exploring the test in a clinical research setting and is hoping to sequence its first genome next month.
University of Iowa and Baylor College of Medicine researchers reported that they have developed and tested a method that uses target enrichment and massively parallel sequencing to find variants behind non-syndromic hearing loss.
Robert Redfield is floated as the next director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Washington Post reports.
The New York Times writes that the National Institutes of Health's All of Us Research Program is "ambitious" and that some are concerned it might be overly so.
Representative Lamar Smith's criticism of the National Science Foundation has "changed the nature of the conversation," according to ScienceInsider.
In PLOS this week: non-coding RNA function in yeast, transcriptomic profiles of malaria parasites, and more.