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It’s not quite as simple as CRISPR ear drops, but it’s pretty close. The experiments in Chen’s lab at the Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary involve mice who share a genetic defect that humans have that causes gradual hearing loss. Actually, doctors aren’t clear on what physiological changes to ear cells these genetic errors actually cause. “With CRISPR we can just do direct delivery, one shot delivery, and the correction is permanent,” says Chen. These are injected into a mouse’s inner ear, home to delicate hair cells that sense vibrations and send messages to the brain. In the best cases, Chen and Liu have reported, mice treated with CRISPR retain significant hearing at two months of age.

If the CRISPR injections can prevent that, Chen says, “We can move the endeavors into humans.” That’s another advantage of working in China.


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    Zoe Schuller

    (January 24, 2018 - 12:12 am)

    As much as I distrust this guy and we should all be aware of his world domination asspirations !!!! not a joke, from UBI,AI, to controlling travel this man is ……………….. you feel in the blanks !!!

    Eddie Hobbs

    (January 24, 2018 - 12:12 am)

    I could deal with 28 minutes of a rough flight. I once flew from Norfolk to Dubai and that’s shit took the better part of 24 hours. Layovers and bullshit. So I’d deal no matter how rough the ride is. Well as long as there’s no lingering injuries.

    Marcy Bennett

    (January 24, 2018 - 12:12 am)

    Let him blast himself first and on every subsequent flight – the last bit is a joke as there won’t be any subsequent flights.

    Tracy Quinn

    (January 24, 2018 - 12:12 am)

    What if someone wants to fly from North Korea to New York?

    Dan Øtov

    (January 24, 2018 - 12:12 am)

    Fedt, så mangler han bare at opfinde teknologi der gør det muligt 😊

    Tara Beamer

    (January 24, 2018 - 12:12 am)

    Hell yeah!

    I do see problems with not being able to allow some sorts of health problems though.

    Frederika Zig

    (January 24, 2018 - 12:12 am)

    Looks like massive penis… at least aliens have different spaceships…

    Peter Anker

    (January 24, 2018 - 12:12 am)

    Steven Harp

    (January 24, 2018 - 12:12 am)

    Another vanity project and the last thing the world needs today.

    Cheryl Honeycutt

    (January 24, 2018 - 12:12 am)

    I think he should first work on getting to anywhere in the East Bay in 29 minutes!

    Eren Mustafa

    (January 24, 2018 - 12:12 am)

    Hmm, I’m not sure this is the best solution possible. 😔

    Slade Grantham

    (January 24, 2018 - 12:12 am)

    Is that going to help climate change much? I’m jus sayin bud!

    Brian Iliffe

    (January 24, 2018 - 12:12 am)

    Landing seems like weather permitting

    Jaime Reyes

    (January 24, 2018 - 12:12 am)

    It sounds too good too be true

    Anders Borum

    (January 24, 2018 - 12:12 am)

    What’s next? autonomous cars?

    Andreea Elena

    (January 24, 2018 - 12:12 am)

    Alex Bridget Ross who wants a ride

    Rahul Agarwal

    (January 24, 2018 - 12:12 am)

    Amaan Latif

    Sushanth Varma

    (January 24, 2018 - 12:12 am)

    Sandeep Jha

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