A single gene holds the key to male contraception

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So far, contraception has been practically exclusive to women. They are the ones not only responsible for the matter but also the ones to suffer the brunt of the side effects of current contraceptive methods. Arrdc5, a new gene identified in mice might hold the key to male contraception. This gene, common to several mammal species, is expressed only in the testicular tissue and might be a real game changer in the field.

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