Gene find suggests hormone-free male birth control possible within 5 years

| May 29, 2012
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Scientists have found a gene that plays an integral part in male fertility, giving researchers hope for the future development of hormone-free male birth control and perhaps solving some men’s infertility woes within the next five years. In mice, a mutation to the Katnal1 gene prevents the production of viable sperm, which makes it impossible for them to fertilize an egg.

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