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Scientists find protein that unites sperm and egg (Apr 2014)

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Scientists find protein that unites sperm and egg
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Nature news, 16 April 2014
Author(s):
Erika Check Hayden
 

 

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Scientists have identified a long-sought fertility protein that allows sperm to dock to the surface of an egg. The finding, an important step in understanding the process that enables conception, could eventually spawn new forms of birth control and treatments for infertility.
"It's very important, because we now know two of the proteins that are responsible for the binding of sperm to the egg," says Paul Wassarman, a biochemist and developmental biologist at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York.
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