The researchers conducted genome-wide association studies of individuals who reported hearing difficulties and those who used hearing aids.
The test is the cornerstone of a study involving roughly a thousand patients from two British neonatal centers that is set to commence this fall.
Last year, the firm saw 21 percent growth in reproductive health, 56 percent growth in oncology, and 49 percent growth in infectious disease testing.
In PNAS this week: sequencing analysis of Brooklyn measles cases, conserved neural transcriptional features that coincide with monogamy, and more.
The molecular test detects a form of herpes virus that can infect newborns and cause deafness.
The study provided whole-exome diagnostic sequencing for 106 newborns with hearing loss while also offering optional screening results for genes associated with childhood-onset conditions.
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.
New research shows that scientists need to do a better job of including a wider diversity of African genomes in their analyses, STAT says.
A new paper in Science shows that men are still winning a large majority of the most sought-after NIH grants.
Nature Research and the Estée Lauder Companies are awarding efforts to encourage girls to pursue careers in the STEM fields.
In Science this week: beneficial genetic variants inherited from archaic Neanderthal and Denisovan hominins, and more.