BABIES

An Algorithm May Soon Help People Make Babies

An Algorithm May Soon Help People Make Babies

Published 25/01/2021

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Companies are developing embryo selection algorithms aimed at boosting the success of IVF

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The Scandal-Plagued Company behind Stranded Surrogacy Babies is Also Promoting a Controversial IVF Technique

The Scandal-Plagued Company behind Stranded Surrogacy Babies is Also Promoting a Controversial IVF Technique

Published 20/01/2021

By Katie Hasson

A shocking video of dozens of surrogate-born babies stranded in Ukraine by pandemic-related travel restrictions has recently received worldwide media attention . The babies were all born through surrogacy arrangements orchestrated by a single fertility company in Kyiv called BioTexCom.
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Baby in someone else’s abdomen

Baby in someone else’s abdomen

Published 19/09/2019

The FDP (Free Democratic Party of Germany) and many experts demand a relaxation of the surrogacy ban. Meanwhile, many couples seek help abroad - which causes legal problems. [more…]

Chinese scientist who gene-edited babies fired by university

Chinese scientist who gene-edited babies fired by university

Published 21/01/2019

SHENZHEN, China (Reuters) - A Chinese scientist who created what he said were the world’s first “gene-edited” babies evaded oversight and broke ethical boundaries in [more…]

Chinese scientist criticized for risking ‘gene-edited’ babies’ lives

Chinese scientist criticized for risking ‘gene-edited’ babies’ lives

Published 08/01/2019

LONDON, Jan 7 (Reuters) - A leading geneticist who ran the conference where a Chinese scientist said he had made the world’s first “gene-edited” babies [more…]

China orders halt to gene-editing after outcry over babies

China orders halt to gene-editing after outcry over babies

Published 29/11/2018

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - The Chinese government on Thursday ordered a temporary halt to research activities for people involved in the editing of human genes, after [more…]

Babies’ brain development may not depend on sleeping through the night

Babies’ brain development may not depend on sleeping through the night

Published 14/11/2018

(Reuters Health) - Infants who don’t sleep through the night don’t seem to be at higher risk for cognitive or motor development problems, a Canadian [more…]

Doctors debate safety of older babies sharing parents’ bedroom

Doctors debate safety of older babies sharing parents’ bedroom

Published 05/06/2017

By Lisa Rapaport(Reuters Health) - Babies may not get as much sleep in their parents’ bedrooms as they do in a room of their own, and they may also b

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Can breastfeeding reduce babies’ pain during vaccinations?

Can breastfeeding reduce babies’ pain during vaccinations?

Published 21/11/2016

By Lisa Rapaport(Reuters Health) - Infants who nurse during vaccinations may cry less and feel less pain than babies who are soothed in other ways, a

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