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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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Turkey’s waning fertility threatens Erdogan’s vision of strength

Published in Odd and Fun on 15th January 2018

The president has been recommending women to have three newborns each, as his divided country faces a very European problem Didem Sen was living in Nisantasi, a wealthy Istanbul neighbourhood mostly inhabited by members of the secular upper-clas, when she was trying to conceive her first child at persons under the age of 40. She […]

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Death row: the lawyer who keeps losing

Published in Odd and Fun on 14th January 2018

The Long Read: A single attorney has had more clients sentenced to death in federal court than any other defence lawyer in America. Hes part of a profoundly flawed system that is about to get worse On the evening of 19 November 1998, the body of a Colombian man, Julian Colon, was found in the […]

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‘Proud to be Mexican’: Gratify the newborn whose huge image gazes over the border

Published in Odd and Fun on 14th January 2018

The art installation emerged last week near Tecate, highlighting controversy over Trumps proposed wall but Kikitos family would rather stay in Mexico The toddler seems to grip the top of the steel fence as he peers into America, his attention focused on something north of the border. The expression is playful but his scale- 65 […]

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Life expectancy rises 10 years across world, but more suffer in old age

Published in Odd and Fun on 11th January 2018

As Aids and malaria deaths drop, 70% of deaths are now caused by cancers that often have lifestyle origins, survey finds Life expectancy has increased by 10 years across the globe in the past 35 years, thanks in part to efforts to treat infectious diseases such as Aids and malaria, but diet, obesity and drug […]

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Mexico braced for exodus to US as’ Trump effect’ hurts the peso

Published in Odd and Fun on 10th January 2018

Donald Trump is actually devoting Mexican workers more reason to head to the US , not less In Mexico it is known as el efecto Trump : a barrage of taunts and tweets that rattle the economy and hammer the peso. For the new chairman, it is part of a strategy to pressure companies to […]

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Droning delivers abortion pills to Northern Irish females

Published in Odd and Fun on 9th January 2018

Police monitored stunt by pro-choice activists, who flew aircraft from Republic of Ireland, but took no action Pro-choice activists have delivered abortion pill to women in Northern Ireland using a drone. The stunt aimed to highlight the strict statutes around terminations on both sides of the Irish border. Courtney Robinson, 18, from Belfast, who took […]

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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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