Couples will soon choose their future kids from 100 clinic-created embryos, writes Henry Greely

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It’s become a familiar story in the age of consumer DNA testing: A person spits into a test tube to learn more about their genetic heritage, and ends up finding out they have a parent or sibling they didn’t know existed. It can be hard to keep family secrets under wraps when all it takes to reveal them is $99 and a mouthful of spit

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A History of Loneliness

March 19, 2018

Is loneliness our modern malaise? Former U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy says the most common pathology he saw during his years of service “was not heart disease or diabetes; it was loneliness.”

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The failure of systems used to store frozen eggs and embryos at two fertility clinics has rattled people who count on such clinics to help them realize their hopes of having children. But the breakdowns at clinics in Cleveland and San Francisco, each apparently involving the temperature or level of liquid nitrogen in one storage tank, have damaged at least some eggs and embryos belonging to potentially hundreds of people

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Can we grow a sentient human organism in a dish? The answer may depend on how we evaluate few days or weeks-old embryos resulting from artificial fertilization… However, the question may find a different answer in unexpected places. In fact, a new line of biological research is leading to a revolution in dishes that could produce unforeseen consequences

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Two women with gene mutation that causes degenerative disorder will undergo mitochondrial replacement therapy (MRT)

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Beautiful. Pure. Natural. Medicine at its pinnacle. Those were the words of Dr. Giuliano Testa this week — the principal investigator of a clinical trial with ten women underway at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas

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The mother, who was born without a uterus, received the transplant from a living donor last year at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, and had a baby boy there last month, the hospital said on Friday

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