Mutated Protein Causes Deafness

Mutated protein causes deafness

In 2013, a team of researchers from Tel Aviv University identified mutations in a LINC family protein that could potentially lead to new treatments for hearing disorders. Advanced gene research is becoming more important to researchers seeking to further understand the causes of deafness. Genetic mutations are linked to approximately half of all instances of hearing loss.

Summary above submitted by Dr. Chipp Miller M.D.

The link to original article published by science daily January 28, 2013.

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