Experts in Britain say women should start families before they are 35. Almost half of babies are now born to women over 30. IVF “far from guarantees … a child”. There were health-risks associated with late motherhood. CORE congratulated the experts and said it was sad to have to point out such facts. Daily Mail.
The organisers of this British Library event ask: “how far should we go in the quest for a ‘perfect’ baby?”. Chair: Dr Tom Shakespeare, University of East Anglia. Speakers: Dr Joyce Harper, UCL Centre for Pre-Implantation Genetic Diagnosis Nick Meade, Genetic Alliance UK Professor Rosamund Scott, King’s College London Dr Alan Thornhill, Guys and St Thomas’ Assisted […] Read more
US researchers experimented on the Ts65Dn mouse which “recapitulates some major brain structural and behavioral phenotypes of [Down’s syndrome]”. They found that “a single treatment of newborn mice with the Sonic hedgehog pathway agonist SAG 1.1 (SAG) result[ed] in normal cerebellar morphology in adults.” [Science, volume 5, issue 201] If such postnatal therapy could be administered […] Read more