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February 22, 2012
Mitochondrial DNA Defects Cause Deafness
A Yale study, funded by the National Institutes of Health, reveals the pathway by which mitochondrial DNA defects cause maternally-inherited deafness. The study may also open the way to learning more about age-related deafness. Gerald Shadel, Ph.D, professor of genetics and pathology at Yale School of Medicine, discusses the findings. The study appears in the journal Cell.