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

Published in Odd and Fun on 23rd July 2017

In a new series marking the 500 th anniversary of the Reformation, the novelist calls for a rebellion against petrochemical polymers Ah, the Reformation. And then, unavoidably, the Counter-Reformation. We recollect 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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Study presenting decline in puppy fertility may have human implications

Published in Odd and Fun on 23rd July 2017

26-year study of canine sperm presents an overall decline in quality, and may also shed light on fertility changes seen in male humans Britains dogs are becoming less fertile. Researchers who have systematically analyzed 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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UK physicians to try permission to create newborn with Dna from three people

Published in Odd and Fun on 10th July 2017

Specialists poised to offer mitochondrial replacement therapy if governments fertility regulator approves the treatment Doctors will seek permission this month to make Britains first baby from the Dna of three people if the governmental forces fertility regulator approves the treatment for carefully selected patients. Specialists in Newcastle are ready to offer mitochondrial replacing therapy( MRT) […]

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3D embryo atlas reveals human development in unprecedented detail

Published in Odd and Fun on 6th July 2017

Digital model will aid vital research, offering opportunity chance to explore intricate changes occurring in the first weeks of life The beautiful and otherworldly development of the human embryo has been indicates that there is unprecedented detail in an interactive three-dimensional atlas. The digital models, built by a squad of scientists in the Netherlands, took […]

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Study proving decline in puppy fertility may have human implications

Published in Odd and Fun on 2nd July 2017

26-year study of canine sperm proves an overall decline in quality, and may also shed light on fertility changes seen in male humans Britains dogs are becoming less fertile. Researchers who have systematically analyzed 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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UK doctors to attempt permission to create baby with Dna from three people

Published in Odd and Fun on 2nd July 2017

Specialists poised to offer mitochondrial replacement therapy if governments fertility regulator approves the treatment Doctors will seek permission this month to generate Britains first baby from the Dna of three people if the governmental forces fertility regulator approves the treatment for carefully choice patients. Specialists in Newcastle are ready to offer mitochondrial replacing therapy( MRT) […]

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Why do sheep get horny in wintertime? Because the light is baaad, tells analyze

Published in Odd and Fun on 30th June 2017

Study may expose why melatonin affects breeding, 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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Why do sheep get horny in wintertime? Because the light is baaad, says analyse

Published in Odd and Fun on 21st June 2017

Study may expose why melatonin affects breeding, 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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Healthy baby born to female who had her ovary frozen aged nine

Published in Odd and Fun on 19th June 2017

Moaza Al Matrooshi, 24, went into menopause after chemotherapy but had her fertility restored using thawed tissue A woman has given birth to a healthy newborn son after physicians restored her fertility with ovarian tissue she had had frozen as small children. Moaza Al Matrooshi, a 24 -year-old from Dubai, had one of her ovaries […]

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Who requires sex to induce babies? Pretty soon, humen won’t | Henry Greely

Published in Odd and Fun on 13th June 2017

Within decades, technology will give would-be mothers choices that sound like the stuff of science fiction. What easy PGD wont give you though, is a super-baby I confidently predict that people will still be having sexuality in 20 to 40 years time, but they will be using sexuality to conceive their babies much less often. […]

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