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Image credit: The sperm "harpoon" shown on its side. Heping Zheng, PhD, University of Virginia School of Medicine.

Does Sperm Use Tiny Harpoons to Fertilize an Egg?

It is reported that scientists have found very small “harpoons” on sperm that enable them to take onto eggs and other sperm in the course of fertilization. This discovery, resulting from fourteen-year research, is published in the journal Andrology. According to the scientists from the University of Virginia (UVA), sperm are capable of creating […]

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