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4 February 2013 Last updated at 21:33 ET By James Gallagher Health and science reporter, BBC News 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.
Jan. 20, 2013 An extensive genomic study of the childhood cancer neuroblastoma reinforces the challenges in treating the most aggressive forms of this disease. Contrary to expectations, the scientists found relatively few recurrent gene mutations — mutations that would suggest new targets for neuroblastoma treatment.