Hear hair

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A SINGLE gene is responsible for the growth of hairs in the inner ear, say biologists in Texas. Hearing and balance rely on thousands of tiny hairs in the inner ear that vibrate in response to sound or sense the swish of vestibular fluids. But a team led by Huda Zoghbi of Baylor College of Medicine in Houston has bred mice lacking a gene called Math1 that have bald inner ears (Science, vol 284, p 1837). Understanding how the gene works could prevent hearing loss,