This Week in Nature

In this week's Nature, a team led by Harvard University researchers reports the use of CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing to treat hearing loss in a mouse model of deafness. The scientists created lipid-encapsulated CRISPR molecules that could preferentially disrupt the dominant deafness-associated allele of a hearing loss gene, and administered them directly into the cochlea of the mice.

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