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A new way to reproduce

August 15th, 2017 at 9:22 am » Comments Off

Scientists are trying to manufacture eggs and sperm in the laboratory. Will it end reproduction as we know it?



Bio-sensing contacts can monitor for signs of disease

May 19th, 2017 at 10:26 pm » Comments Off

Finger pricks, blood draws, and urine testing are miserable for just about everyone. But now researchers are working on a new concept to make testing for disease much easier. The project? A contact lens that would use the condition of the eyes to help spot illness.



We’re beginning to see the medical revolution CRISPR had promised

May 19th, 2017 at 8:33 am » Comments Off

There’s a revolution happening in biology, and its name is CRISPR. CRISPR (pronounced “crisper”) is a powerful technique for editing DNA. It has received an enormous amount of attention in the scientific and popular press, largely based on the promise of what this powerful gene editing technology will someday do.



27 common uses for A.I. in 2027 that don’t exist today

May 16th, 2017 at 6:12 am » Comments Off

If you’re impress with the progress we’re making with A.I. so far, hang onto your hats. We’re just getting started. Over the next 10 years, artificial intelligence will make more progress than in the fifty before it, combined. With countless quickly oncoming applications to business, government, and personal life, its influence will soon touch absolutely every […]



Scientists say making babies without eggs may be a possibile

October 4th, 2016 at 6:13 am » Comments Off

Scientists say early experiments suggest it may one day be possible to make babies without using eggs. They have succeeded in creating healthy baby mice by tricking sperm into believing they were fertilising normal eggs. The findings in Nature Communications, could, in the distant future, mean women can be removed from the baby-making process, say […]



Three-parent baby technique produces world’s first baby

September 30th, 2016 at 6:22 am » Comments Off

  The world’s first three-parent baby has been born. Scientists revealed the birth of a baby boy, now five months old, usingDNA from three parents. Fertility experts hailed the breakthrough as “great news and a huge deal” for the future of reproduction. But they expressed concern that it was only achieved because US scientists crossed the […]



J&J project aims to predict and prevent diseases

March 25th, 2016 at 12:40 pm » Comments Off

Johnson & Johnson is ramping up its latest project to learn how to predict who will develop particular diseases and also find therapies to prevent or stop the disease early on. Early prevention is the key.



Egg freezing growing in popularity, but the choice leaves no guarantees

December 6th, 2014 at 8:46 am » Comments Off

Among urban women in their 30s, freezing is trending. Tiffany Angelo gave herself a few months to grieve after the abrupt end of her marriage. Then she moved on. Not to the next romance, but to something she could plan for: the children she deeply desired and would still have. With or without her ex. […]



Older moms more likely to live longer

July 2nd, 2014 at 9:46 am » Comments Off

There is a genetic link between giving birth at an older age and longevity. Being able to have children naturally later in life may be a sign that women will live an unusually long time, according to new research. The link between the ability to give birth at older ages and longevity may be explained […]



UK government proposes regulations on making ‘three-parent embryos’

March 6th, 2014 at 11:21 am » Comments Off

Technique lets children avoid inheriting certain diseases – and give them genes from another woman besides mom. Last week, the U.K. government issued proposed regulations that would allow researchers to try a new and controversial in vitro fertilization (IVF) procedure in patients. The technique could allow women who are carriers of mitochondrial disease to have healthy, […]



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