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Variants in two genes predict deafness from chemotherapy, shows new research published in Nature Genetics

November 08, 2009
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Canadian researchers have identified variations in two genes that predict with high specificity which children will likely become deaf as an adverse effect of cisplatin, a lifesaving anti-cancer drug that's used to treat over one-million patients worldwide each year.

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