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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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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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Maternal demises worldwide drop by half, yet shocking inequalities remain

Published in Odd and Fun on 26th December 2017

Study in Lancet shows a womans lifetime opportunity of dying from childbirth is one in 36 in sub-Saharan Africa, compared to one in 4,900 in richer countries The number of women dying from causes related to pregnancy and childbirth has almost halved since 1990, a global report has revealed. Worldwide the annual number of maternal […]

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Hope or hype? The chilling truth about freezing your eggs

Published in Odd and Fun on 25th December 2017

Cryogenic egg-storage techniques have improved dramatically in recent years.But as one girl says, If this is your Plan B, youll require a Plan C Egg freezing, the process by which eggs are removed and cryogenically stored to avoid age-related decline, has considered a rise in popularity, with a threefold increase since 2014, according to research […]

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14 -year-old girl who died of cancer wins right to be cryogenically frozen

Published in Odd and Fun on 24th December 2017

Judge backs UK mother in allowing body of teenage daughter, who died of cancer, to be preserved in US a process her estranged father opposed A 14 -year-old girl who said before dying of cancer that she wanted a chance to live longer has been allowed by the high court to have her body cryogenically […]

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Maternal demises worldwide declined by half, yet shocking inequalities remain

Published in Odd and Fun on 21st December 2017

Study in Lancet reveals a womans lifetime chance of succumbing from childbirth is one in 36 in sub-Saharan Africa, compared to one in 4,900 in richer countries The number of women succumbing from causes related to pregnancy and childbirth has almost halved since 1990, a global report has revealed. Worldwide the annual number of maternal […]

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Zika damage to brain goes well beyond microcephaly, research shows

Published in Odd and Fun on 21st December 2017

New Research on newborns and foetuses in Brazil exposes extent of brain damage caused by mosquito-borne virus A new report depicts in graphic detail the kind of damage Zika infections can do to the developing brain damage that goes well beyond microcephaly, a birth defect in which the babys head is much smaller than normal. […]

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The secrets of people who never get sick

Published in Odd and Fun on 20th December 2017

Some lucky folk claim to never get a cold or take days off work. Can we become more like them? Every now and then one pops up at work, down the pub, in the park, outside the school gate, or in your own familys mythology. The person who claims never to get sick. Colds brush […]

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14 -year-old girl who died of cancer wins right to be cryogenically frozen

Published in Odd and Fun on 11th December 2017

Judge backs UK mother in allowing body of teenage daughter, who died of cancer, to be preserved in US a process her estranged father opposed A 14 -year-old girl who said before dying of cancer that she wanted a chance to live longer has been allowed by the high court to have her body cryogenically […]

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