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World’s first newborn born from new procedure utilizing DNA of three people

Published in Odd and Fun on 17th January 2018

Experts welcome news of successful mitochondrial transfer but caution against operating in countries beyond regulations The worlds first baby to be born from a new procedure that combines the DNA of three people appears to be healthy, according to doctors in the US who supervised the treatment. The baby was born on 6 April after […]

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Skin cells might be used instead of eggs to stimulate embryo, scientists say

Published in Odd and Fun on 16th January 2018

Study hints at futuristic scenario that could help save endangered animals and even allow male couples to create an embryo Babies may one day be born from embryo attained with skin cells rather than eggs, according to scientists, a potential that could transform not only efforts to save endangered animals but also human fertility treatment. […]

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Natural selection may prefer younger mothers and higher BMI in humen

Published in Odd and Fun on 1st January 2018

New study suggests evolution is still acting on contemporary humen, although over many generations and very weakly As humen continue to evolve, natural selection appears to be preferring higher body mass indicator( BMI) in men and an earlier age for starting a family in girls, research has revealed. Researchers use data from the UK Biobank, […]

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Why do sheep get horny in winter? Because the light is baaad, says examine

Published in Odd and Fun on 27th December 2017

Study may uncover why melatonin affects breed, horn growth and coat thickness and allow farmers to change the timing of lambing season The mystery of why sheep get horny in the winter might have been solved, according to new research. Scientists say they have uncovered the key to the mechanism by which changes in the […]

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Margaret Atwood: Plastics are poisoning us. We need change , now

Published in Odd and Fun on 23rd December 2017

In a new series marking the 500 th anniversary of the Reformation, the novelist calls for a insurrection against petrochemical polymers Ah, the Reformation. And then, unavoidably, the Counter-Reformation. We remember them, kind of, especially after reading Dissolution, CJ Sansoms detective thriller about the shutting down of and , not incidentally, the looting of rich […]

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Deadly gene mutations removed from human embryos in landmark analyse

Published in Odd and Fun on 22nd December 2017

Groundbreaking project corrects faulty DNA linked to fatal heart condition and raises hopes for mothers who risk passing on genetic diseases Scientists have modified human embryos to remove genetic mutations that cause heart failure in otherwise healthy young people in a landmark demo of the controversial procedure. It is the first time that human embryos […]

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Margaret Atwood: Plastics are poisoning us. We require change , now

Published in Odd and Fun on 16th December 2017

In a new series marking the 500 th anniversary of the Reformation, the novelist calls for a revolt against petrochemical polymers Ah, the Reformation. And then, inevitably, the Counter-Reformation. We remember them, kind of, especially after reading Dissolution, CJ Sansoms detective thriller about the shutting down of and , not incidentally, the looting of rich […]

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Margaret Atwood: Plastics are poisoning us. We need change , now

Published in Odd and Fun on 12th December 2017

In a new series marking the 500 th anniversary of the Reformation, the novelist calls for a revolt against petrochemical polymers Ah, the Reformation. And then, inevitably, the Counter-Reformation. We recollect them, sort of, especially after reading Dissolution, CJ Sansoms detective thriller about the shutting down of and , not incidentally, the looting of rich […]

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Study showing decline in puppy fertility may have human implications

Published in Odd and Fun on 12th December 2017

26-year study of canine sperm demonstrates an overall decline in quality, and may also shed light on fertility changes seen in male humans Britains puppies are becoming less fertile. Researchers who have systematically analyse canine sperm over a span of 26 years say that overall sperm quality has been in decline. Environmental chemicals are implicated. […]

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Skin cells might be used instead of eggs to induce embryo, scientists say

Published in Odd and Fun on 9th December 2017

Study hints at futuristic scenario that could help save endangered animals and even permit male couples to create an embryo Babies may one day be born from embryo stimulated with skin cells rather than eggs, according to scientists, a possibility that could transform not only efforts to save imperiled animals but also human fertility treatment. […]

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