A novel twist on medical tourism to avoid the high cost of U.S. health care saves an employer money and even earns the patient a bonus

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Maria del Carmen Abadía lives in one of Mexico’s rainiest regions, but she has running water only once every two days. When it does trickle from her tap, the water is so heavily chlorinated, she said, it’s undrinkable

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Oscar Benevidez, MD writes ‘As a pediatrician, I’m aware of the overwhelming evidence that prolonged, highly stressful experiences during childhood, such as forcible family separation, causes long-lasting injury to the developing brain and harms health.’

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The idea is that the technique, called mitochondrial replacement, avoids harmful mitochondrial mutations passing from the mother to her children. It works by removing the nucleus from a mother’s egg and inserting it into a donor egg, which has its own nucleus removed. The egg is then fertilised with the father’s sperm

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ohn Zhang, MD, medical director and founder of New Hope Fertility in New York City, led a team that performed a new technique called spindle nuclear transfer. This technique is a form of mitochondrial manipulation technology that involves removing the nucleus from the mother’s oocyte and transferring it to an enucleated donor oocyte that is then fertilized with the father’s sperm

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It’s a boy! A five-month-old boy is the first baby to be born using a new technique that incorporates DNA from three people, New Scientist can reveal. “This is great news and a huge deal,” says Dusko Ilic at King’s College London, who wasn’t involved in the work. “It’s revolutionary.”

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Chiapas, the southernmost state in Mexico, is a mix of wonder and sadness. It is home to rain forests, Mayan ruins, waterfalls, rugged highlands — and some of the country’s highest death rates among women in childbirth

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You might know that a lot of produce moves from Mexico to the U.S. But the infrastructure and economics of that system are incredibly screwed up—like throwing tons of ripe tomatoes into a landfill screwed up

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