Breakthrough in potential birth control pill for men

Breakthrough in potential birth control pill for men

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Men may soon be the ones taking the pill. Scientists say they may have uncovered a key to developing such a drug.

While studying the causes of male fertility, researchers discovered through gene editing technology, they can effectively block the gene that controls sperm production in mice - rendering them infertile.

Study authors say not only is this discovery a first step to finding drug treatments that could block sperm production, it also gives scientists a clue on how genetic mutations may play a role in human male infertility.
 

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