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CRISPR Helps Mice Hear
Abby Olena | Dec 20, 2017
Researchers reduce the severity of hereditary deafness in mice with the delivery of CRISPR-Cas9 protein-RNA complexes that inactivate a mutant gene in their inner ears.
Lending an Ear
Kerry Grens | Sep 1, 2015
Until recently, auditory brainstem implants have been restricted to patients with tumors on their auditory nerves.
Inner Ear Cartography
Ruth Williams | Sep 1, 2015
Scientists map the position of cells within the organ of Corti.
Hearing Discrepancy Probed
Amanda B. Keener | Sep 1, 2015
Common in vitro experiments have distorted the true mechanics of mammalian hair cell stereocilia.
The Bionic Ear
Staff | Sep 1, 2015
See the latest in cochlear implants from the University of New South Wales, Australia.
Ruth Williams | Mar 1, 2015
A combination of microinjection and electroporation inserts genes into hard-to-reach cells.
New Piece of a Mysterious Channel
Kerry Grens | Nov 25, 2014
Researchers have nailed down yet another component of the mechanotransduction complex responsible for relaying signals from hair cells in the ear.
Week in Review: April 21–25
Tracy Vence | Apr 25, 2014
Evolution of Y chromosome; delivering gene with “bionic ears”; diversity of an important cyanobacterium; charting genome-sequencing progress; blockbuster pharma deals
Cochlear Implant Gene Therapy
Ed Yong | Apr 23, 2014
The surgically implanted device can be tweaked to provide short electric bursts that send a nerve-growing gene into local cells, a study on guinea pigs shows.
Next Generation: Ear-Powered Batteries
Sabrina Richards | Nov 11, 2012
Researchers use the electric potential of a guinea pig’s inner ear to harvest enough energy to run a tiny sensor.