Doctors Are Stumped By Thirteen Cases of Children Born With Birth Defects In Rural France, and Now Authorities Are Dropping the Case
A weird medical phenomenon has been striking France. Clusters of babies in rural France have been born missing hands, forearms or arms. Thirteen children have been born between 2007-2017 in rural areas of France missing these limbs. Despite this anomaly, French doctors have not been able to determine a cause for the birth defects and have announced that they will stop investigating the cause.
Scientists Just Successfully Bred Mice From Two Male Parents For the First Time, But It Didn't End Well
Scientists say they may have completed yet another piece of the puzzle that could lead to same-sex partners someday being able to bear genetic offspring.
However, it’s only been attempted in mice, and experts say there’s a long way to go before it could even be considered for humans.
It’s a tragic situation when a child is orphaned virtually upon birth, but in a first-of-its-kind birth in China recently, a newborn was born an orphan four years after his parents died.
The baby’s parents, Shen Jie and Liu Xi, had hoped for a child, but had encountered problems conceiving. So they created several embryos in preparation for IVF, which were stored at a Nanjing hospital in deep freeze. Then, five days before one of the fertilized embryos was scheduled to be implanted, the couple was killed in a car accident in 2013.
If you bring reusable grocery bags to the store, take the train to work and pay a premium on your utility bill for a renewable energy source, you may think you’re doing all you can to help the environment.
Not so if you have kids, according to some — who are choosing not to reproduce due to climate change and other environmental concerns.
The first time children can recognize themselves in a mirror is a significant developmental milestone. However, a new study has found that young bottlenose dolphins reach this stage sooner than human infants.
Human babies typically develop self-awareness, or the ability to recognize that the reflection in a mirror is themselves and not just another baby, around 12–18 months. In contrast, according to a study published this month in PLOS One, bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) gain this awareness around seven months.