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What Curing Deaf Mice's Hearing Means For Humans

Scientists have spent several years refining a technique to repair one of the common genetic disorders that cause deafness, offering hope to millions.
The gene implant therapy may be able to cure a variety of hearing disorders caused by genetic mutation.
patient's ear Source: Fred Tanneau/Getty

More than 5 percent of the world’s population suffers from profound hearing loss, and about 60 percent of the deafness in infants is caused by gene mutations. That’s why scientists at the Boston Children’s Hospital, Massachusetts Eye and Ear and Harvard Medical School have spent several

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