MAIL ONLINE: Quick DNA test that could save newborns from deafness: NHS to trial exam which identifies babies at risk of losing their hearing if given a common antibiotic

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Hospitals in Manchester and Liverpool will carry out the trial on 1,000 babies over six months. So far, it has proven to be 100 per cent accurate. Trial leader Professor William Newman, of Manchester University, said: ‘We have shown that this test works. Now we are seeing if we can integrate it into the NHS.’

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-6697075/Quick-DNA-test-save-newborns-deafness.html

Period12 Feb 2019

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  • TitleQuick DNA test that could save newborns from deafness: NHS to trial exam which identifies babies at risk of losing their hearing if given a common antibiotic
    Media name/outletMail Online
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    Date12/02/19
    DescriptionHospitals in Manchester and Liverpool will carry out the trial on 1,000 babies over six months. So far, it has proven to be 100 per cent accurate. Trial leader Professor William Newman, of Manchester University, said: ‘We have shown that this test works. Now we are seeing if we can integrate it into the NHS.’

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-6697075/Quick-DNA-test-save-newborns-deafness.html
    URLhttps://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-6697075/Quick-DNA-test-save-newborns-deafness.html
    PersonsWilliam Newman

Keywords

  • hearing
  • genetics
  • deafness
  • child health
  • health screening