The Economist TV (United Kingdom) interviews Dr. Turek about his published research discovery showing that many infertile men may have problems with DNA repair. DNA repair is critical to normal growth and development. Studies show that problems with DNA repair can lead to cancer and infertility in animals. This finding has potentially profound implications on cancer and male infertility, as discussed in the video.
The findings could have an impact on couples’ decisions to pursue high technology pregnancies (assisted reproduction). Dr. Turek has since shown that specific forms of cancer are related to male infertility as men age.