Gene editing cures hereditary deafness in mice. Are humans next? – Genetic Literacy Project

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Two to three out of every 1,000 children born in the United States have a diminished level of hearing or can’t hear at all. Around half of these children are born this way because of genes they inherit from their parents. Although hearing loss can be treated with hearing aids and cochlear implants, these technologies don’t correct an underlying genetic problem.

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