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Meet MAIA, the Greek goddess joining sperm and egg

Scientists use artificial human eggs to discover the keystone of fertility

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University of Sheffield scientists have identified a protein which they say plays a fundamental role in human fertilization. Named MAIA (after the Greek goddess of motherhood), the study opens doors to exciting prospects to help couples struggling with unexplained infertility.



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