Genetics

UK experts give green light to 'three-parent babies'

British scientists on Wednesday approved the use of so-called "three-parent baby" fertility treatments, paving the way for the country to become the first in the world to officially introduce the procedures.

Medical research

One-time treatment rescues lethal metabolic liver disease in mice

To treat the liver disorder tyrosinaemia type I, one of the most severe forms of the disease, doctors typically use drug therapy. However the treatment is lifelong and a residual risk of liver cancer persists, which is usually ...

Medical research

Technique uses 3-D weaving to grow a living hip replacement

With a goal of treating worn, arthritic hips without extensive surgery to replace them, scientists have programmed stem cells to grow new cartilage on a 3-D template shaped like the ball of a hip joint. What's more, using ...

Genetics

New gene therapy strategies emerging to combat vision loss

Diseases of the eye that cause vision loss and blindness, especially neurodegenerative disorders affecting the retina, are ideal targets for gene therapy, including gene replacement and promising corrective gene editing strategies. ...

Other

"Saving Eliza" campaign helps another child

Valerie Byers had long suspected that her son Will's diagnosis of autism was wrong. So when she saw a clip on the homepage of the Today Show about a little girl named Eliza, in late February, she knew instantly that 5-year-old ...

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