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Genetic mapping for conditions associated with deafness

We recently wrote about the Tinnitus Biobank.  Interestingly, there is now also a biobank for NF2 (neurofibromatosis Type 2). NF2 is a rare genetic disorder which results in the growth of benign tumours through the central and peripheral nervous system and can cause deafness facial paralysis and other symptoms. This website also explains:

“Gene Therapy is changing the world of genetic diseases.  Gene therapy targets the underlying cause of a disease and has the potential to replace the faulty NF2 gene with a healthy copy of the gene or to cause existing tumour cells to die off.”

We have a few copies of a booklet Living with NF2 to give away. Please let us know if you would like one.