Mice reveal 38 genes related to hearing loss – research may provide genetic medicine targets in the future.

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Researchers at Wellcome Sanger Institute and King’s College London reported that they have identified 38 seperate genes involved in hearing loss in the results of a large scale mice study.

Researchers also found that of these 38 genes, 11 of them were associated with hearing loss in humans, by comparing DNA data between the mice and humans.

This research identifies a treasure trove of genetic targets for restoring hearing and may lead to gene-based therapies or drug targets for restoring hearing loss.

For more information, you can read Wellcome Sanger Institute’s press release at: https://www.sanger.ac.uk/news/view/mice-reveal-38-new-genes-involved-hearing-loss