Researchers at John Hopkins University in Baltimore found that variations in a single gene can be used to predict if someone is likely to take their own life. Here’s the story. Interestingly, the same researchers also found a genetic marker for postpartum depression.
In an exciting new trial at the University of Kansas Medical Center, deaf patients will get an injection of a virus containing a gene that should trigger the regrowth of the sensory receptors in the ear. The therapy has already worked in mice, and researchers are hoping for the same results in humans. Here’s a graphic explaining the procedure.