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Causative gene for sensorineural hearing loss identified

(Kobe University) A causative gene for a highly common type of hearing loss (sensorineural hearing loss, or SNHL) has been identified by a group of Japanese researchers, who successfully replicated the condition using a transgenic mouse. This discovery could potentially be used to develop new treatments for hearing loss. The findings were published on Oct. 5 in the online version of EMBO Molecular Medicine.
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