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    Default Do you think "Atoh" most likely to be pronounced as /təu/?

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    Researchers at Emory University School of Medicine have shown that introducing a gene called Atoh1 into the cochleae of young mice can induce the formation of extra sensory hair cells.
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    Default Re: Do you think "Atoh" most likely to be pronounced as /təu/?

    I would pronounce them as individual letters. (Not a geneticist)

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    Default Re: Do you think "Atoh" most likely to be pronounced as /təu/?

    Yes it is possible. Another possibility: a-toh, with the first vowel being a schwa.

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    Default Re: Do you think "Atoh" most likely to be pronounced as /təu/?

    And I would have said "ay (rhymes with hay)-toe." So I guess we need a scientist.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Default Re: Do you think "Atoh" most likely to be pronounced as /təu/?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    I would pronounce them as individual letters. (Not a geneticist)
    That's how I would pronounce it as well since it's an abbreviation for Atonal homolog 1. Making one word out of it could cause some confusion, so I would just say A.T.O.H. 1.

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