The Wenatchee World

Weather:

Weather

The latest extended forecast from The Weather Channel

Remove this weather forecast

Today

Hi75° Mostly Sunny

Tonight

Lo56° Mostly Cloudy

Wednesday

Hi71° Mostly Sunny

Wednesday Night

Lo50° Partly Cloudy

Thursday

Hi69° Mostly Sunny

Thursday Night

Lo52° Slight Chance Showers

Friday

Hi70° Chance Showers

Friday Night

Lo53° Chance Showers

Saturday

Hi73° Slight Chance Showers then Mostly Sunny

Saturday Night

Lo57° Partly Cloudy

Gene therapy improves ‘bionic ear’ technology

Send to Kindle
Print This

A procedure that uses a series of electric jolts to inject lab-designed DNA molecules into cells of the inner ear may help to regrow auditory nerves in people with profound hearing loss, according to researchers.

In a paper published Wednesday in Science Translational Medicine, Australian researchers said they used tiny electrodes and gene therapy to regenerate nerve cells in chemically deafened guinea pigs.

View my options or Sign in