Researchers Find Causative Gene for Otosclerosis

Canadian researchers recently published their discovery of FOXL1, the first causative gene for otosclerosis, a common cause of conductive and mixed hearing loss in adults. This discovery was the result of a 10-year collaboration between Western University (London, Ontario) and Memorial University (St John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador) and was funded by Canadian Institutes of Health Research and Genome Canada.