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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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Do women’s periods synchronise when they spend time together?

Published in Odd and Fun on 17th January 2018

A study carried out by a fertility app and Oxford University says not, but still the myth endures Talk to a woman about her period and she will probably give you an example of the time her cycle aligned with a friend, partner, colleague or family member. Many of us have noticed that the closer […]

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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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A woman’s brain changes in profound routes after she devotes birth, new survey presents

Published in Odd and Fun on 16th January 2018

An Afghan mother looks at her newborn baby a day her after delivery. A new survey shows that women’s brains change remarkably following childbirth .Image: paula bronstein/ Getty Images Along with the arrival of a new human being into the world, pregnancy also seems to result in something else life-changing a woman’s brain that’s differently […]

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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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Natural selection making ‘education genes’ rarer, says Icelandic study

Published in Odd and Fun on 10th January 2018

Researchers say that while the effect corresponded to a small drop in IQ per decade, over centuries potential impacts could be profound Tempting as it may be, it would be wrong to claim that with each generation humans are becoming more stupid. As scientists are often so keen to point out, it is a bit […]

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Lakes of mercury and human sacrifices- after 1,800 years, Teotihuacan uncovers its riches

Published in Odd and Fun on 9th January 2018

When archaeologists received a passageway under Mexicos birthplace of the gods, they could only dream of the riches they would discover. Now its wonders from jewel-eyed figures to necklaces of human teeth are being revealed to the world In 2003, a tunnel was discovered beneath the Feathered Serpent pyramid in the wreckings of Teotihuacan, the […]

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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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Man can test their sperm count at home with new device Trak

Published in Odd and Fun on 1st January 2018

A male fertility testing system promotes men to share responsibilty for conception by monitoring their reproductive health In the febrile world of health startups, entrepreneurs are racing to quantify every possible bodily and environmental function. And so if we can monitor air quality, sleep and heart rate, why wouldnt we monitor sperm quality as well? […]

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Natural selection may prefer younger mothers and higher BMI in humen

Published in Odd and Fun on 1st January 2018

New study suggests evolution is still acting on contemporary humen, although over many generations and very weakly As humen continue to evolve, natural selection appears to be preferring higher body mass indicator( BMI) in men and an earlier age for starting a family in girls, research has revealed. Researchers use data from the UK Biobank, […]

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