Scientists Restore Hearing In Deaf Mice Using Advanced Gene Therapy

RT – February 7, 2017:  Scientists have restored hearing in deaf mice down to a whisper using an improved gene therapy in what is being described as a “landmark” study with “unprecedented” results.

A research team from the Boston Children’s Hospital initially conducted a study with Harvard Medical School in 2015 that restored rudimentary hearing in genetically deaf mice using gene therapy.

In this new study, however, the Boston team managed to restore hearing in deaf mice down to 25 decibels – or the equivalent of a whisper – using an advanced gene therapy developed at Massachusetts Eye and Ear. Link: Read Complete Article

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