The Girl With Three Biological Parents

Sep 2, 2014

The United Kingdom could become the first country in the world to allow a scientific procedure that lets children be born with the DNA of three people.

Politicians there are holding their first debate on it today, and will vote on whether to legalize the technique in the coming months.

Scientists claim the procedure will eliminate debilitating genetic diseases, but it would also mean changing their human genetic code forever.

As the BBC’s science correspondent Rebecca Morelle reports, a handful of people have already been born this way.

One of the great dreams of the medical research world is to help paralyzed people who are unable to use their legs, to be able to walk again.

Implanting electrode stimulators into injured spinal cords has shown some promise. Stem cell spinal cord regeneration has been elusive so far. But one Massachusetts tech company is taking a completely different approach.

Last year, researchers at University College London's Institute of Healthy Ageing were looking through their microscopes when they saw something amazing.

Inoculated Against Fear: Vaccines In America

Apr 2, 2013
Pascal Dolémieux

The Journal of Pediatrics recently published results from a study indicating there is no correlation between “too many vaccines too soon” and developing autism.