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Meet Our Researchers

Dr. Reijo Pera discusses the importance of finding the cause of infertility

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GRAPHIC SLIDE: Renee A. Reijo Pera, Ph.D.

Dr. Reijo Pera on camera.
Dr. Reijo Pera: The second thing that the identification of the gene family actually gave us was—that I hadn't expected—was that patients actually like to know why. There is a certain frustration with not understanding why, and having an answer is something that is satisfying. They know actually where to focus their energies, it tells you that you may need a sperm donor, and that gives you a whole direction.
Last Updated Date: 12/18/2013
Last Reviewed Date: 12/18/2013
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