Genome-Wide Association Study Suggests That Variation at the RCOR1 Locus Is Associated with Tinnitus

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    1. Nobody19

      Nobody19 Member Podcast Patron Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Clubbing
      Abstract

      Tinnitus is a prevalent condition in which perception of sound occurs without an external stimulus. It is often associated with pre-existing hearing loss or noise-induced damage to the auditory system. In some individuals it occurs frequently or even continuously and leads to considerable distress and difficulty sleeping. There is little knowledge of the molecular mechanisms involved in tinnitus which has hindered the development of treatments. Evidence suggests that tinnitus has a heritable component although previous genetic studies have not established specific risk factors.

      From a total of 172,608 UK Biobank participants who answered questions on tinnitus we performed a case–control genome-wide association study for self-reported tinnitus. Final sample size used in association analysis was N = 91,424. Three variants in close proximity to the RCOR1 gene reached genome wide significance: rs4906228 (p = 1.7E−08), rs4900545 (p = 1.8E−08) and 14:103042287_CT_C (p = 3.50E−08). RCOR1 encodes REST Corepressor 1, a component of a co-repressor complex involved in repressing neuronal gene expression in non-neuronal cells. Eleven other independent genetic loci reached a suggestive significance threshold of p < 1E−06.

      Link to full paper:
      https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-021-85871-6
       
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    2. GBB

      GBB Member Hall of Fame

      Location:
      NYC
      Tinnitus Since:
      2016-2019 (Mild, Cured) 8/2020 (Severe)
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Virus / Microsuction / Acoustic Trauma
      So can we CRISPR this shit out of us?
       
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    3. Tezcatlipoca
      Question it

      Tezcatlipoca Member

      Location:
      Mexico
      Tinnitus Since:
      June 2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      NIHL
      I'm too dumb. What does that mean lol. Are there even trials on this?
       
    4. VeryUnfortunate
      Stressed

      VeryUnfortunate Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      January 2021
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      This never really crossed my mind. I wonder if it is possible for CRISPR to help tinnitus? There is hype with Neuralink with tinnitus but CRISPR might come sooner than that.
       
    5. weab00
      Gloomy

      weab00 Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Joe Dart's basement
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      some good mf music
      I could be wrong but I think CRISPR would only be useful for preventing tinnitus, since our genes have already expressed themselves.
       
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    6. Lukee

      Lukee Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2021
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Breathing Exercise
      Yes, it’s wrong. CRISPR gene editing does work after genes have expressed themselves. Just recently, several people have been cured of sickle cell disease and Beta thalassemia by using CRISPR.

      As much as there is a huge debate about mRNA vaccines, I believe this is the future of medicine. Treatments will be able to target most diseases, cancers, viruses and chronic conditions. mRNA right now is expensive because they don’t have the vehicle to drive the treatments but once they standardize treatments, they will be able to offer mRNA medicine for almost anything at a very affordable price, just like we are seeing with the vaccines. Ironically, I feel that COVID-19 has pushed us to the next stage of medical science by forcing us to use these vaccines and offering copious amounts of funding to do so. Initially, Moderna and BioNTech existed to treat the likes of cancer and genetic diseases and once they can go back to researching those with full capacity, we will see a leap in mRNA technology, now that they have the platform aka vehicle from the vaccines.
       
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    7. GBB

      GBB Member Hall of Fame

      Location:
      NYC
      Tinnitus Since:
      2016-2019 (Mild, Cured) 8/2020 (Severe)
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Virus / Microsuction / Acoustic Trauma
      I believe you can use techniques to edit adult genes based on Google.
       
    8. Jimmyboi

      Jimmyboi Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2010
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      I had this initial thought when I first heard about CRISPR.

      If tinnitus has an identifiable genetic component, could we just rewrite them?

      Someone far smarter than me should run a clinical trial.
       
    9. Matchbox

      Matchbox Member

      Location:
      BC Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      August 2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise Induced, Prednisone (drones), Barotrauma (distortions)
      Yah... it'd be a good preventative for sure.

      Oh shit son, you have the tinnitus gene. Stop going to concerts.

      It would avoid a lot of unneeded suffering.
       
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