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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 »

In world first, HIV-positive woman donates kidney to HIV-positive recipient

Nina Martinez, a 36-year-old public health consultant, acquired HIV as a 6-week-old in 1983, when she received a blood transfusion in the years before blood banks began routine testing for the virus. HIV damages the immune system and interferes with the body’s ability to fight the organisms that cause disease. Despite her illness, Martinez’s enduring… Read More »