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New genetic mutation that causes male infertility discovered by Ben-Gurion university researchers

(American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev) Profs. Ruti Parvari and Mahmoud Huleihel of the Shraga Segal Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Genetics discovered the mutation in the gene, which normally protects the full DNA sequence in sperm. This mutation inactivates the function of the gene and arrests sperm production. " With the link between this damaged gene and male infertility now identified, specific scans will be available to test for the mutation which will be important for treatment of a couple's infertility, " the researchers say.
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