Noncoding RNA Improves Symptoms in Mice with Metabolic Disorder
Noncoding RNA Improves Symptoms in Mice with Metabolic Disorder
A long noncoding RNA from humans appeared to help the enzyme phenylalanine hydroxylase work better in a mouse model of phenylketonuria, the disorder characterized by reduced activity of that enzyme.
Noncoding RNA Improves Symptoms in Mice with Metabolic Disorder
Noncoding RNA Improves Symptoms in Mice with Metabolic Disorder

A long noncoding RNA from humans appeared to help the enzyme phenylalanine hydroxylase work better in a mouse model of phenylketonuria, the disorder characterized by reduced activity of that enzyme.

A long noncoding RNA from humans appeared to help the enzyme phenylalanine hydroxylase work better in a mouse model of phenylketonuria, the disorder characterized by reduced activity of that enzyme.

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Baby Bottles Can Shed Millions of Microplastic Particles: Study
Baby Bottles Can Shed Millions of Microplastic Particles: Study
Max Kozlov | Oct 19, 2020
The project did not assess any implications for children’s health, but the authors recommend changing up how parents use baby bottles to reduce the amount of plastic in formula or breastmilk.
Image of the Day: Prehistoric Baby Bottles
Image of the Day: Prehistoric Baby Bottles
Emily Makowski | Sep 26, 2019
Infants may have been drinking animal milk from vessels for thousands of years.
US Senators Call for International Guidelines for Germline Editing
US Senators Call for International Guidelines for Germline Editing
Jef Akst | Jul 16, 2019
In the wake of reports of CRISPRed babies born in China, a bipartisan resolution “opposes the experiments that resulted in pregnancies using genome-edited human embryos.”
Image of the Day: Wiggles and Squirms
Image of the Day: Wiggles and Squirms
Carolyn Wilke | Mar 29, 2019
An artificially intelligent program tracks the motion of infants to help doctors look for links to disorders with abnormal motions.
China Proposes New Gene-Editing Regulations
China Proposes New Gene-Editing Regulations
Jef Akst | Feb 27, 2019
After the controversy of a Chinese scientist who was involved in editing the genomes of twin girls, the country puts forth tighter guidelines.
Breastmilk from Mothers Who Pump Has a Different Microbial Makeup
Breastmilk from Mothers Who Pump Has a Different Microbial Makeup
Carolyn Wilke | Feb 13, 2019
In a study of nearly 400 breastfeeding mothers, researchers find links between directly feeding the child and a more diverse microbiota, compared to milk from pumping.
Image of the Day: In Sync
Image of the Day: In Sync
Carolyn Wilke | Jan 3, 2019
At playtime together, parents’ brain activity mimics that of their infant children.
First Child Delivered from Womb Transplanted from Dead Donor
First Child Delivered from Womb Transplanted from Dead Donor
Carolyn Wilke | Dec 5, 2018
The girl was born in Brazil in December 2017.
Second CRISPR-Modified Pregnancy May Be Underway
Second CRISPR-Modified Pregnancy May Be Underway
Ashley P. Taylor | Nov 28, 2018
He Jiankui, who reportedly edited the genomes of two babies already, broke the news at a conference in Hong Kong.
Rice University Professor Helped Generate CRISPR’d Babies
Rice University Professor Helped Generate CRISPR’d Babies
Ashley P. Taylor | Nov 27, 2018
The college has opened an investigation into Michael Deem’s involvement.
Genetic Mutation Linked to Cot Death
Genetic Mutation Linked to Cot Death
Catherine Offord | Mar 29, 2018
Alterations to a protein involved in breathing may help explain some cases of sudden infant death syndrome, a study finds.
Q&A: Sequencing Newborns
Q&A: Sequencing Newborns
Tracy Vence | Oct 21, 2016
Members of the BabySeq Project discuss trial enrollment, preliminary findings.
Early-Life Microbiome
Early-Life Microbiome
Tracy Vence | Jun 16, 2016
Analyzing the gut microbiomes of children from birth through toddlerhood, researchers tie compositional changes to birth mode, infant diet, and antibiotic therapy.
First Uterus Transplant in U.S.
First Uterus Transplant in U.S.
Jef Akst | Mar 1, 2016
Less than six months after a woman in Sweden gave birth to a healthy baby from a transplanted womb, doctors in Cleveland begin a clinical trial to test the procedure in 10 US women.
Monitoring the Development of Adaptive Immunity
Monitoring the Development of Adaptive Immunity
Anna Azvolinsky | Feb 25, 2015
Sequencing cells from human fetal blood samples, researchers track the development of the adaptive immune system throughout gestation.   
Newborn Immune Systems Suppressed
Newborn Immune Systems Suppressed
Ed Yong | Nov 6, 2013
Cells that temporarily restrain their immune systems give babies’ gut bacteria a chance to settle down. 
Bird Song Explains Why Babies Babble
Bird Song Explains Why Babies Babble
Kate Yandell | Jul 2, 2013
Both birds and children struggle to learn transitions between syllables, practicing them extensively as they learn to speak or sing.
Visual Consciousness Emerges
Visual Consciousness Emerges
Dan Cossins | Apr 22, 2013
A new study of brain activity patterns suggests that babies as young as 5 months old have the neural mechanisms to register that they’ve seen a face.
 
Music Lessons Benefit Babies
Jef Akst | May 11, 2012
One year olds smile more and communicate better if they participate in interactive music classes with their parents.