Sirna Therapeutics said this week that it has formed a sponsored-research collaboration with Massachusetts General Hospital researcher Zheng-Yi Chen to support his work into using RNA interference to restore hearing loss.

Chen's research focuses on the gene expressing retinoblastoma protein, pRb. According to Chen, this gene has been found to play a role in the production of hair cells in the inner ear, which convert sound into neural impulses.

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Gene therapies could qualify for a faster US Food and Drug Administration approval process, according to Stat News.

Science speaks with the University of Michigan's Jedidiah Carlson, who has tracked population genetic discussions at white nationalist sites.

NPR reports that the US House of Representatives has passed a bill to enable terminally ill patients access to experimental drugs.

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