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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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Uterus transplants:’ My sister gave me her womb’

Published in Odd and Fun on 14th January 2018

Lolita Wsterlund is one of the first women in the world to have a uterine transplanting. Now this pioneering surgery is coming to Britain. By Tim Lewis Moments after giving birth, her son has still not been in her arms, Lolita Wsterlund had an urgent fear. Does he have a really big snout? she near […]

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Uterus transplantings:’ My sister gave me her womb’

Published in Odd and Fun on 12th January 2018

Lolita Wsterlund is one of the first women in the world to have a uterine transplanting. Now this pioneering surgery is coming to Britain. By Tim Lewis Moments after giving birth, her son has still not been in her arms, Lolita Wsterlund had an urgent anxiety. Does he have a really big snout? she near […]

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Able semen: sperm has a shelf life, too( even if Mick Jagger is still going strong)

Published in Odd and Fun on 12th January 2018

The rapid decline in womens fertility as they age is well known but what about men and their sperm? Read the fine print and the answer becomes less clear Some weeks ago, a sperm cell( lets call this little guy Vince) fused with an egg and resulted in a pregnancy. What makes Vince a newsworthy […]

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‘ It tears every part of your life away ‘: the truth about male infertility

Published in Odd and Fun on 8th January 2018

Men are facing a fertility crisis, so why is most practical and emotional support offered to couples struggling to conceive is targeted at women? James and Davina D’Souza met and fell in love in their early 20 s. They got married five years later, and three years afterwards had saved enough to buy a family […]

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Rare brain defect in newborns in Brazil rises after sudden outbreak of Zika virus

Published in Odd and Fun on 8th January 2018

Brazils health officials say the jump in cases of microcephaly is linked to mosquito-borne illnes, and the best prevention is to remove stagnant water The suspected number of cases of microcephaly, a rare brain defect in newborns, has continued to rise in Brazil, reaching 3,893 since authorities began investigating the upsurge in October, according to […]

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Treat surrogate mothers as sex offenders, says Italian minister

Published in Odd and Fun on 7th January 2018

Angelino Alfano says wombs for rent should be punishable with prison, as he suggests new laws will make it easier for gay couples to use surrogate mothers Italys interior minister has called for surrogates to be treated as sex offenders, as part of a broader campaign against the prime ministers efforts to grant family rights […]

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Michel Odent:’ How long can humanity survive now ?’

Published in Odd and Fun on 4th January 2018

Michel Odent has moved from being the benign natural-birth pioneer to a doomsayer predicting that caesarean sections will increase autism spectrum ailments and change humanity on an evolutionary level Michel Odent has expended his life challenging the conventions of medical orthodoxy. Now in his 80 s, the doctor who encouraged women to experience pain-free labor […]

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‘ It tears every part of your life away ‘: the truth about male infertility

Published in Odd and Fun on 3rd January 2018

Men are facing a fertility crisis, so why is most practical and emotional support offered to couples struggling to conceive is targeted at girls? James and Davina D’Souza met and fell in love in their early 20 s. They got married five years later, and three years afterwards had saved enough to buy a family […]

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‘ It tears every part of your life away ‘: the truth about male infertility

Published in Odd and Fun on 1st January 2018

Men are facing a fertility crisis, so why is most practical and emotional support offered to couples struggling to conceive aimed at women? James and Davina D’Souza met and fell in love in their early 20 s. They got married five years later, and three years afterwards had saved enough to buy a family home […]

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