Worlds first baby born using uterus transplant from dead donor

The world's first baby has been born using a uterus transplanted from a deceased donor, according to Brazilian doctors. The healthy baby girl was delivered last December to a 32-year-old woman who wasn't born with a uterus. The mother used the uterus of a 45-year-old woman who had three previous children and died of a stroke, as detailed in a case report published in the medical journal Lancet on Tuesday. The uterus from the deceased donor was implanted during a 10-hour operation. After seven months, doctors implanted an embryo made using in-vitro fertilization to spur the pregnancy. The baby was delivered by way of a cesarean section on Dec. 15, 2017 at around 36 weeks into the pregnancy. S

In some states, this birth month is linked to higher rates of ADHD diagnosis

In US states where children must turn 5 by September 1 in order to start kindergarten that year, children born in August, just before the cutoff, are more likely to be diagnosed with and treated for ADHD, according to a study published this week in the New England Journal of Medicine. The study looked at 407,846 US children born between 2007 and 2009 to see how many diagnoses of ADHD occurred in relation to the child's month of birth. Researchers found that there were more diagnoses for children born in August and then found it was true only in states that have a September 1 cutoff date to start kindergarten, according to Timothy Layton, lead author of the study. That means the August-born c

China suspends scientists who claim to have produced first gene-edited babies

China has suspended the research activities of the scientists who claimed to have created the world's first gene-edited babies, state-run Xinhua news reported. The moves comes after Chinese scientist He Jiankui announced recently that two ostensibly healthy twin girls had been born this month from embryos altered to make them resistant to HIV. Chinese authorities called He's claim "extremely abominable in nature" and a violation of Chinese law, according to Xinhua. "The gene-edited twins matter reported by the media has brazenly violated Chinese laws and regulations and breached the science ethics bottom line, which is both shocking and unacceptable," said Xu Nanping, vice minister of the Mi

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