A major gene affecting age-related hearing loss is common to at least ten inbred strains of mice.

Inbred strains of mice offer promising models for understanding the genetic basis of human presbycusis or age-related hearing loss (AHL). We previously mapped a major gene affecting AHL in C57BL/6J mice. Here, we show that the same Chromosome 10 gene (Ahl) is a major contributor to AHL in nine other inbred mouse strains-129P1/ReJ, A/J, BALB/cByJ, BUB/BnJ… CONTINUE READING