Latest Usher syndrome Stories
Using a combination of special techniques to capture specific DNA sequences and high-throughput technology to sequence them, scientists from the Baylor College of Medicine Human Genome Sequencing Center and the University of Iowa developed a test to simultaneously screen more than 50 genes known to cause hearing loss and deafness â€“ a time- and cost-saving analysis that will provide important answers to parents and deaf children in the future.
Pinpointing the exact genetic cause of inherited deafness has always involved sequencing one gene at a time, a process that can take up to a year and cost roughly $1,000 per gene.
Usher syndrome (USH), an inherited condition involving both hearing and vision loss, is not a simply recessively inherited disease.
Finding may lead to better understanding of how body responds to mechanical stimuli.
Researchers at the University of Leeds have made a significant step forward in understanding the causes of some forms of deafness.
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Copernicus Therapeutics, Inc. announced today that a research team at University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, led by Dr. Muna Naash, Professor of Cell Biology, demonstrated that Copernicus' DNA nanoparticles corrected vision defects in a mouse model of retinitis pigmentosa (RP).