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Synthetic bacteria-like 'minimal' cell can now divide and grow like natural cells do
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Synthetic bacteria-like 'minimal' cell can now divide and grow like natural cells do

The 'minimal cell' has a total of 473 genes – less than any self-sustaining living organism known to humankind.

Pre-embryos made in a lab to study birth defects could spur research, ethical debate
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Pre-embryos made in a lab to study birth defects could spur research, ethical debate

Research on human embryos is currently not open to federal funding in many countries, and many nations have prohibited it outright.

Sperm cells have fooled scientists for centuries: They don't 'swim', they move as their tails 'spin'
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Sperm cells have fooled scientists for centuries: They don't 'swim', they move as their tails 'spin'

Sperm 'drills' into the fluid like a spinning top by rotating around itself whilst its tilted axis rotates around the centre.

Red deers are evolving to give birth earlier because of warming climate
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Red deers are evolving to give birth earlier because of warming climate

Female deers that gave birth earlier increase their chances of reproductive success they also have more babies.

People have a higher chance of contracting HIV in developed, urbanized districts
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People have a higher chance of contracting HIV in developed, urbanized districts

The study found that if people knew that using a condom prevents HIV, there are lesser cases in the district.

First baby born to three parents in a revolutionary new DNA-switching treatment
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First baby born to three parents in a revolutionary new DNA-switching treatment

This technique was developed to help mothers who had failed multiple times to conceive through IVF.

Semen frozen for 50 years used to breed 34 healthy lambs in breakthrough study
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Semen frozen for 50 years used to breed 34 healthy lambs in breakthrough study

Amazingly, the sperm resulted in birth rates comparable to semen frozen for 12 months.

Scientists develop new 'sperm radar' test to improve fertility diagnosis without killing them
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Scientists develop new 'sperm radar' test to improve fertility diagnosis without killing them

Scientists have developed a new radar-like test that uses magnets to examine human sperm without killing or damaging them, an advance that may help improve the diagnosis of fertility problems.

India's disappearing daughters: Child sex ratios continue to plummet all over the country
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India's disappearing daughters: Child sex ratios continue to plummet all over the country

Studies now indicate that hitherto relatively unaffected Indian states now have also got plunging child sex ratios.

Media sensationalism or bad defence? Purvi Patel's foeticide case sparks debate among Indian Americans
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Media sensationalism or bad defence? Purvi Patel's foeticide case sparks debate among Indian Americans

Recently, Purvi Patel, a 33-year-old Indian-American woman made history by becoming the woman in the US to be charged, convicted and sentenced for foeticide and child neglect.

Drugs, alcohol, tight underwear don't affect men's fertility: study
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Drugs, alcohol, tight underwear don't affect men's fertility: study

A study by scientists from the universities of Manchester and Sheffield has found that many common lifestyle choices make little difference to male fertility.

Birth defects more common in IVF babies
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Birth defects more common in IVF babies

The researchers — whose findings were published in the journal Fertility and Sterility — did not determine why fertility treatments are tied to a higher risk of birth defects or whether the technology is even responsible.