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The human who may have secretly parent 200 infants

Published in Odd and Fun on 22nd July 2017

When Esther-Louise Heijs son asked if she could trace his genetic parent, she began a battle to find out whether she was deceived by her late doctor, Jan Karbaat, who is suspected of fathering up to 200 of his patients children Twenty five years ago, when she was 35, Esther-Louise Heij induced two decisions that […]

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‘We felt cursed’: how altruistic surrogacy can give hope after years of heartache

Published in Odd and Fun on 19th July 2017

Jessie Thomas tells while she would recommend altruistic surrogacy to others, there should be room for some commercialisation of the industry Giving back is something Jessie and Marty Thomas have done their fair share of. Between them they have volunteered at various roles within their childrens sporting clubs and school surroundings and they help out […]

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The science is mounting- dedicating newborns peanuts and eggs cuts allergy risk

Published in Odd and Fun on 15th July 2017

Researchers now have moderate certainty that infants should be given potential allergens from four months to help prevent severe reactions In the 1970 s, when we were in school, food allergies were rare. But Australian infants now have the highest rate of food allergy in the world. Up to one in 10 babies and two […]

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From dream to nightmare: when your sperm donor has secrets

Published in Odd and Fun on 14th July 2017

Having a baby by sperm gift is an intensely personal and emotional process. So what happens when you discover that the donor has a genetic health disorder? Sperm donor 9623 looked good on paper. An IQ of 160. A bachelors degree in neuroscience, a masters in artificial intelligence, en route to a PhD in neuroscience […]

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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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‘We felt cursed’: how altruistic surrogacy can give hope after years of sorrow

Published in Odd and Fun on 8th July 2017

Jessie Thomas tells while she would recommend altruistic surrogacy to others, there should be room for some commercialisation of the industry Giving back is something Jessie and Marty Thomas have done their fair share of. Between them they have volunteered at various roles within their childrens sporting clubs and school surroundings and they help out […]

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Gay couple in oppose to bring ‘triplings’ home to New Zealand

Published in Odd and Fun on 5th July 2017

Friends of the couple put up crowd-funding page to help pay for hospital fees and travel to obtain passports so they can leave Mexico Friends of a lesbian couple from Auckland are raising money to help them bring triplings home from Mexico to New Zealand. Triplings are three newborns born from the sperm of one […]

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Our twins were born two years apart

Published in Odd and Fun on 4th July 2017

Although my children were conceived through IVF at the same hour, the embryo that became my son was frozen for two years before being implanted. How will their birth order affect them? Our son and daughter were conceived at the same period, while we were in the coffeehouse at Ikea Croydon( a convenient place for […]

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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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How Beyonce’s Instagram pregnancy induces her a modern fertility goddess

Published in Odd and Fun on 30th June 2017

The latest images from eight months of fabulous photo ops present the vocalist at her move party wearing west African wax publishes and a tie-dye bikini, with a henna tattoo on her naked belly Pregnancy, so they say, is a magical hour. And, in a world where nothing happens unless it happens on social media, […]

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