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France sees first 'saviour sibling'

Doctors in France on Monday announced the country's first birth of a "saviour sibling," selected at the embryonic stage to be a close genetic match to save a brother or sister suffering from a fatal inherited disorder.

Feb 07, 2011 4.7 / 5 (3) 0

Deaths from IVF are rare but relevant

Although still rare, maternal deaths related to in vitro fertilisation (IVF) are a key indicator of risks to older women, those with multiple pregnancy and those with underlying disease, warn experts in an editorial published ...

Jan 27, 2011 not rated yet 0

How much sex is enough?

Society has long debated the contrasting advantages of monogamy and promiscuity and, in western society at least, the long term benefits of monogamy have in general won out. However new research published in BioMed Central's ...

Jan 20, 2011 2.7 / 5 (7) 1