Epigenetic Map May Pave Way for New Therapeutic Solutions to Hearing Loss

Milestone discoveries

04 December 2018
woman's ear

Epigenetics is the expression and control of genes. The epigenetics involved in the inner ear is a critical part of the mystery of hearing.

 

A team led by Prof. Karen B. Avraham, Vice Dean of the Sackler Faculty of Medicine at Tel Aviv University, has now created the first map of "methylation" — one of the body's main epigenetic signals — that reflects the functioning of the inner ear in its entirety.

 

Prof. Avraham collaborated on the study with TAU doctoral student Ofer Yizhar-Barnea and Prof. R. David Hawkins and other colleagues from the University of Washington and the Fondazione Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia in Italy.

 

Their research was published in a study in Scientific Reports on November 26.

 

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