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OSU Researchers Study Otoferlin Mutations

Researchers have found a new piece of the puzzle in the quest to use gene therapy to enable people born deaf to hear. The work centers around a large gene responsible for a mutation in the inner-ear protein, otoferlin, which is linked to severe congenital hearing loss.

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NIDCD Researchers Study Protein’s Effect on Inner Ear Development

Conducted by scientists at NIDCD—part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)—the research offers new insight into how specialized sensory hair cells develop and function, providing opportunities for scientists to explore novel ways to treat hearing loss, balance disorders, and deafness.

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