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Single protein controls thousands of genes essential for sperm development

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A single protein regulates a battery of key genes inside developing sperm, according to a new study. Scientists discovered the protein — called Dazl — controls a network of genes essential for developing sperm to replicate and survive. The findings, published in Cell Reports, could lay the groundwork for future research into therapies for infertile men.