Investigators from the school will use the funding to continue a research program applying genomics to hearing loss screening and treatment.
The £550,000 award is part of a larger multi-partner grant to develop and implement a point-of-care test to avoid antibiotic-related hearing loss in newborns.
CBC News reports that a genetic study of hearing is relying on Newfoundland's founder population.
At the ACMG meeting, Cynthia Morton said that several projects, including her team’s SEQaBOO study, are exploring the utility of genomic testing in newborn hearing screening.
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.
An Australian-led team has generated a draft genome assembly of the invasive cane toad in hopes it will help in population control, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.
The New York Times reports that the US Department of Defense has implemented about half the recommendations made to improve safe handling of dangerous agents.
In PLOS this week: approach for teasing out archaic introgression in human genomes, immune transcription features in HCV infection, and more.
Stat News reports that Maryland is promoting itself to the biotech industry with a mobile billboard.