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Chinese scientists develop novel gene therapy that allows deaf children to hear for the first time

The scientists from Shanghai’s Fudan University implanted new genetic code into a harmless virus and then injected the viruses into the children’s cochlea. They say the experiment has sparked hearing in four out of five children who received the treatment.

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U.S.-China collaboration creates the cheapest and fastest way to desalinate seawater yet discovered

โ€œFor the first time, it is possible for water, produced by sunlight, to be even cheaper than tap water,โ€ said Lenan Zhang, a research scientist from the team from MIT and Shanghai Jiao Tong University. โ€œThis opens up the possibility for solar desalination to address real-world problems.โ€

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