pregnant woman and child walk with masks during covid outbreak x

COVID-19 can be passed from mother to fetus

[COVID-19] can be passed to fetuses and newborns, according to results of a small study released [July 9]. Just two ...
unnamed file

COVID-19 exposes Ukraine’s booming baby-for-sale business

They are the children of foreign couples born to Ukrainian surrogate mothers at the Kyiv-based BioTexCom Centre for Human Reproduction, ...
biomarker autism test newborns

Biological marker for autism in babies could lead to earlier therapy and better development

A small study by researchers at Stanford University School of Medicine has identified a biological marker in the cerebrospinal fluid ...
shot

Are babies born with brains ready to understand the world?

Neuroscientists understand much about how the human brain is organized into systems specialized for recognizing faces or scenes or for ...
crispr

Brave new world? Why the public might be ready for gene-edited babies

Gene-editing tools like CRISPR/Cas9 are rapidly bringing the possibilities forward ...
baby born in space

Why making healthy babies in space should be quite the adventure

Biologists sent brain organoids to the International Space Station to see how microgravity will affect developing babies ...
Screen Shot at AM

Fat from gene-edited plants could make infant formula more nutritious, less expensive

A team from the Rothamsted Research center, UK, has developed plants capable of mass-producing fat molecules resembling those in human ...
he jiankui x

Chinese scientist behind CRISPR babies committed crimes, will be punished, China says

The scientist responsible for creating the world’s first genetically modified babies violated government bans and committed fraud, according to Chinese ...
gene edit

Genetically modified humans? Here’s why they already exist

It felt as if humanity had crossed an important line: In China, a scientist named He Jiankui announced on Monday ...
Church

Geneticist George Church on why gene-edited babies aren’t such a bad thing

[Editor's note: Harvard geneticist George Church has come to the defense of Chinese researcher He Jiankui, who shook up the science ...
china

China halts human gene editing in wake of controversial trial resulting in birth of twins

The Chinese government on Thursday ordered a temporary halt to research activities for people involved in the editing of human ...
f He Jiankui

Controversial Chinese scientist defends gene-edited babies: ‘I feel proud’

The Chinese scientist who sparked an international outcry after alleging to have helped create the world's first genetically edited babies, ...
He

Ethics and the controversial decision to make gene-edited babies

For someone who has caused a worldwide uproar over what many fellow scientists consider an ethical outrage, He Jiankui of ...
HE

Chinese researcher’s claims of gene-edited babies prompts investigation

A Chinese researcher who claims to have created the first gene-edited babies, He Jiankui of the Southern University of Science and ...
gene

There’s still much we don’t know about world’s first gene-edited babies

A Chinese scientist has shocked the world with claims he used the genome editing technology CRISPR-Cas9 to manipulate the genes ...
designer babies

CRISPR uproar: Chinese researcher claims first gene-edited babies

A Chinese researcher claims that he helped make the world’s first genetically edited babies — twin girls born this month ...
Sleeping Bby wide

Do babies dream? If so, what do they dream about?

Technological advances are helping to shed more and more insight on, as the University of Washington professor of early-childhood learning ...
gene

‘Morally permissible’: Genetically altered babies get nod from UK ethics panel

The creation of babies whose DNA has been altered to give them what parents perceive to be the best chances ...
SIDS

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome may be linked to genetic mutations

It’s been called a parent’s worst nightmare, and one that very few of us have ever needed words to describe ...
ec e b f b

Waaa! How do babies experience pain?

Researchers continue to look for ways to assess the pain experienced by babies. One recent study suggests that babies are ...