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

Published in Odd and Fun on 18th December 2017

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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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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UK doctors to attempt permission to create baby with Dna from three people

Published in Odd and Fun on 8th December 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 newborn from the Dna of three people if the governments fertility regulator approves the therapy for carefully preferred patients. Specialists in Newcastle are ready to offer mitochondrial replacement therapy( MRT) to […]

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World’s first baby born from new procedure use DNA of three people

Published in Odd and Fun on 5th December 2017

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 blends 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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Poor sperm quality links between air pollution

Published in Odd and Fun on 29th November 2017

Study discovers strong association between high levels of fine particulate matter and abnormal sperm shape but impact on wider fertility remains unclear High levels of air pollution are associated with poor sperm quality and could be partly responsible for the sharp drop in male fertility, according to a new study. A team of scientists, led […]

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New fertility procedure may lead to ’embryo farming’, advise researchers

Published in Odd and Fun on 28th November 2017

Technique could also leading parents to create ideal future children only possible impact on society must be planned for now, say specialists A new laboratory procedure that could allow fertility clinics to make sperm and eggs from people skin may lead to embryo farming on a massive scale and drive parents to have only ideal […]

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UK doctors to attempt permission to create baby with DNA from three people

Published in Odd and Fun on 17th November 2017

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

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