A single shot for long-term contraception

A single shot for long-term contraception
Researchers of California Institute of Technology have recently reported that, long-term contraception can be achieved in mice with a single shot of DNA. To neutralise gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH), which is responsible in promoting the secretion of reproductive hormones that stimulate egg and sperm development, the scientists have packed the gene for anti-GnRH antibody inside the shell of an adeno-associated virus and injected inside the muscle to produce antibodies. The muscle cells can produce the antibodies for an animals’ lifetime making them infertile. This shot might act as an alternative to current surgical methods of permanent contraception in humans too in future.
How to cite this article:
Hameedunissa Begum Shariff. A single shot for long-term contraception. BioLim O-Media. 05 March, 2017. 5(3).
Available from: http://archive.biolim.org/omedia/read/BOMA0200.