Video Text Alternative: Meet Our Researchers: Dr. Reijo Pera on how finding the cause of infertility can be a source of relief
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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