Human embryonic stem cells restore gerbil hearing

@article{Gewin2012HumanES,
  title={Human embryonic stem cells restore gerbil hearing},
  author={Virginia L. Gewin},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2012}
}
  • V. Gewin
  • Published 12 September 2012
  • Biology
  • Nature
Study offers first proof that stem cells can reconnect inner ear to brain. 

References

Restoration of Hearing in the VGLUT3 Knockout Mouse Using Virally Mediated Gene Therapy
TLDR
These findings represent a successful restoration of hearing by gene replacement in mice, which is a significant advance toward gene therapy of human deafness.