Science Watch: Progress in search for Usher’s cure


Following hot in the footsteps of one or two or more recent scientific breakthroughs in the search for cures for hearing problems, this is from BBC News who are reporting that scientists are now using a genetic sticking plaster on faulty DNA to stop hearing and sight loss in people who have Usher syndrome.

A tiny “genetic patch” can be used to prevent a form of deafness which runs in families, according to animal tests.
Patients with Usher syndrome have defective sections of their genetic code which cause problems with hearing, sight and balance.

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