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Endogamy may up infertility risk in Indian men

Updated : April 21, 2019 02:20 PM IST

According to the researchers, including K Thangaraj from Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, deletions in the AZoospermia Factor (AZF) regions on the human Y chromosome are reported as one of the most common causes of severe testiculopathy and spermatogenic defects leading to male infertility.
The study, published in the journal Scientific Reports, illustrates how the ethnicity, endogamy and long-time geographical isolation of Indian populations might have played a major role in the high frequencies of deletion events.
Endogamy may up infertility risk in Indian men

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