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First MRT Baby Born

By | September 28, 2016

Scientists in Mexico achieved the infant’s conception using mitochondrial replacement therapy. 


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Review: The End of Sex

By | May 13, 2016

Legal expert Henry Greely envisions a world in which advances in biotechnology obviate the need for sexual reproduction as we know it.


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Transparency Now

By | May 1, 2016

Science is messy. So lay it out, warts and all.

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By and | May 1, 2016

Meet some of the people featured in the May 2016 issue of The Scientist.


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X Marks the Sex-Skewed Spot

By | March 7, 2016

Alterations in epigenetic markers on the X chromosome may be why males outnumber females among murine offspring bred through in vitro fertilization.


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Oocytes and Obesity

By | February 10, 2015

Eggs from excessively overweight mothers suffer mitochondrial damage that can be averted with pharmacological intervention, a mouse study finds. 


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UK Supports Three-Parent IVF

By | February 3, 2015

Parliament today voted to allow techniques that could help couples produce babies with a reduced chance of passing on heritable mitochondrial diseases.


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Fertility Treatment Fallout

By | January 1, 2015

Mouse offspring conceived by in vitro fertilization are metabolically different from naturally conceived mice.


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Baby Born from Transplanted Womb

By | October 6, 2014

A woman in Sweden gives birth to a healthy baby boy after carrying the child in a transplanted uterus for 32 weeks.


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Three-Parent Babies in “Two Years”

By | June 5, 2014

The U.K.’s human embryo research agency says that a new mitochondrial replacement technique is safe and could be approved soon, paving the way for three-parent IVF.

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