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Friday, July 16, 2010

Human Sperm Gene 600 Million Years Old

Times of India:
A team at Northwestern University has found that the sex-specific gene, called Boule, which is responsible for sperm production, has remained unaltered throughout evolution and is found in almost all animals.

The research has also revealed that Boule is the only gene known to be exclusively required for sperm production -- from an insect to a mammal.

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