I am wondering if any knows, or can point me to, information on genetic testing to identify a faulty gene causing hearing loss and the current or future availability of genetic manipulation?
I have hereditary sensorineural hearing loss, which seems to take effect in the early 20s. It must be a faulty gene. I’d like to be able to help my children manipulate their offspring to eradicate this problem. I have some time to plan / research as they’re still pre-teen!
It would also be of interest to see if one or both of the kids have the gene, if it could be identified. Can I have a genetic test to help identify a faulty gene?
I asked an otolaryngologist once quickly while having my ears cleaned. He said the technology wasn’t available, but wasn’t particularly helpful. I don’t think he quite caught that I was asking about my (future) grandchildren, not myself.
I read with interest today this NY Times article on human genome editing (http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/04/science/crispr-cas9-human-genome-editing-moratorium.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=second-column-region®ion=top-news&WT.nav=top-news).