Breakthrough on male pill

CITY scientists have discovered a gene that could lead to the creation of a new male contraceptive pill.

By The Newsroom
Friday, 25th May 2012, 1:45 pm

Researchers at Edinburgh University said the contraceptive may be possible following the discovery of gene Katnal1.

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Dr Lee Smith, reader in genetic endocrinology at the Medical Research Council Centre for Reproductive Health, said: “If we can find a way to target this gene in the testes, we could potentially develop a non-hormonal contraceptive.”