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2009-12-17 16:53:43

A gene associated with a rare form of progressive deafness in males has been identified by an international team of researchers funded by the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders. The gene, PRPS1, appears to be crucial in inner ear development and maintenance. The findings are published in the Dec. 17 early online issue of the American Journal of Human Genetics. "This discovery offers exciting therapeutic implications," said James F. Battey, Jr., M.D., Ph.D.,...