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Human Sperm Swim Like ‘Playful Otters,’ New Study Finds – HuffPost

Sperm cells are wobblier and wonkier than we ever imagined.



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A new study has revealed that everything we thought we knew about sperm movement was a lie: Those persistent little swimmers don’t wiggle their way towards an egg like a snake, but rather roll around like an otter. 
That revelation, published Friday in the journal “Science Advances,” came from scientists at the University of Bristol and the National Autonomous University of Mexico, who reconstructed the movement of a sperm tail using three-dimensional microscopy. 
The researchers’ findings go …

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