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Science  30 Aug 2002:
Vol. 297, Issue 5586, pp. 1460-1461
DOI: 10.1126/science.297.5586.1460

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Two researchers have found a long-sought bit of circuitry called the ejaculation generator in the spinal cord. On page 1566, neuroscientists describe a population of cells in male rats that they believe is critical for triggering ejaculation. The research could lead to better understanding and treatment of ejaculation disorders.