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Gene mutation can stop sperm from swimming

| | October 17, 2012

A gene mutation has been associated with sperm motility and production, offering new insights into male infertility.

Researchers in Australia and the UK found that mice with a mutated copy of the gene RABL2 had sperm with tails that were 17 percent shorter than normal, making them less able to ‘swim’. The mutated gene also led to a 50 percent decrease in sperm production, the results showed.

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