Biologists Help Deaf Mice Hear again by Inserting Healthy Genes into Their Ears

February 8, 2017

(Wired UK) – Hearing loss affects millions of people around the world, and in around half of those cases the root cause is genetic. Now, medical researchers have been able to restore the hearing and balance in mice by inserting mutated genes into their bodies. Two papers published in the Nature Biotechnology journal describe the results.