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First 3-parent baby born in clinical trial to treat infertility

3-parent techniques were developed to help mothers avoid passing on mitochondrial disease to their childrenSPL/Getty Images By Helen Thomson A Greek woman has given birth to a baby boy using a controversial technique that combines DNA from three people, in the first clinical trial of its kind to treat infertility. The boy was born on… Read More »

First man to sign up for head transplant bows out, but surgeon insists list of volunteers is still ‘quite long’

Having fallen head over heels in love, the first volunteer for a human head/body transplant has pulled out, saying he could not leave his new wife and baby boy for the months that surgery surely would have required. Valery Spiridonov, a 33-year-old Russian computer scientist who suffers from a devastating muscle wasting disease that has… Read More »

First birth after robot-assisted uterus transplant

A boy 48 centimeters long, weighing 2900 grams, is the first baby born after the technological shift in Gothenburg’s world-leading research on uterine transplantation. The birth, with the planned cesarean delivery (C-section), took place on Monday April 8th and the whole family is doing fine. “It’s a fantastic feeling to deliver such a special, longed-for… Read More »