Stereocilia (image) Howard Hughes Medical Institute Share Print E-Mail Caption Treatment with a genome editing agent can preserve sound-detecting bristles in the inner ear of mice with genetic deafness (white box, left). Without the treatment, these bristles disappear (white box, right). Credit Gao et al. /Nature 2017 Usage Restrictions Must use with credit. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.