Scientists find genetic mutation linked to deafness

Summarized by Sarah Kurpiel, staff writer

Scientists from the University of Cincinnati and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center have discovered a link between the protein CIB2 and deafness in Usher syndrome type 1. Their findings, recently published in the journal Nature Genetics, are the result of genetic analysis of 57 humans from Pakistan and Turkey. Going forward, researchers will be able seek treatments that target this genetic mutation.

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