New genetic test for deafness

New genetic test for deafness

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Thursday, December 19, 2013
Eliot Shearer

Using recent advances in DNA sequencing, UI medical student Eliot Shearer, who earned his doctorate in molecular physiology and biophysics in 2012, helped create a single test that screens for all 70 known deafness-causing genes, making diagnostic testing more cost-effective for patients.

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