Mark Konishi, Pioneer of Studying Behavior’s Neural Basis, Dies
Mark Konishi, Pioneer of Studying Behavior’s Neural Basis, Dies
The Caltech scientist was revered for his work on the neurobiology of birdsong and owls’ ability to home in on their prey.
Mark Konishi, Pioneer of Studying Behavior’s Neural Basis, Dies
Mark Konishi, Pioneer of Studying Behavior’s Neural Basis, Dies

The Caltech scientist was revered for his work on the neurobiology of birdsong and owls’ ability to home in on their prey.

The Caltech scientist was revered for his work on the neurobiology of birdsong and owls’ ability to home in on their prey.

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Deafness Gene <em>GJB2</em> Edited in Human Eggs
Deafness Gene GJB2 Edited in Human Eggs
Emily Makowski | Oct 18, 2019
The research, led by Russian biologist Denis Rebrikov, has not led to the birth of gene-edited babies—yet.
Long-Sought Hearing Channel Protein Found
Long-Sought Hearing Channel Protein Found
Abby Olena | Aug 22, 2018
After a decades-long pursuit, researchers have confirmed the identity of the pore of the mechanotransduction channel in vertebrates’ inner ear hair cells.
CRISPR Helps Mice Hear
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. 
First Genetic Screen of Pigs Using ENU
First Genetic Screen of Pigs Using ENU
Ashley Yeager | Jul 14, 2017
Using the mutagenic chemical N-ethyl-N-nitrosourea, researchers confirm the role of a gene in a piglet deformity and identify potential models for human diseases. 
New Route to Hearing Loss Mapped
New Route to Hearing Loss Mapped
Kerry Grens | Nov 5, 2015
Deficiency in a protein called pejvakin makes inner ear cells more vulnerable to sound, unable to brace themselves against oxidative stress stimulated by noise. 
Lending an Ear
Lending an Ear
Kerry Grens | Aug 31, 2015
Until recently, auditory brainstem implants have been restricted to patients with tumors on their auditory nerves.
Gene Therapy Fixes Mouse Hearing
Gene Therapy Fixes Mouse Hearing
Kerry Grens | Jul 9, 2015
Expressing a gene for a component of the inner ear’s hair cells treated a form of genetic deafness.
Cochlear Implant Gene Therapy
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.
Sensing Gene Therapy
Sensing Gene Therapy
Sabrina Richards | Mar 31, 2013
Scientists are using genetic techniques to target diseases that affect how we see, hear, smell, taste, and feel.