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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.

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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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A new study finds that three dimensional facial scans may be able to aid in diagnosing rare genetic diseases.

The Lancet and the New England Journal of Medicine have retracted two COVID-19 papers due to concerns about the data used in their analyses.

Lawmakers plan to introduce a bill that aims to prevent the theft of US-funded research, according to the Wall Street Journal.

In Science this week: analysis of ancient Caribbean islanders' genomes suggests at least three waves of migration into the region,  DNA barcoding of microbial spores, and more.