Sometimes, everything goes according to plan. The commute to my kids' day care is an easy half-mile through a quiet residential neighborhood; we can all do it on a cargo bike. If I forgot to bring my son's nap blanky to school, it's a 10-minute error correction and not a half-day disaster. If I get stuck while writing, I can take my dog for a brain-refreshing walk through a forest of 80-foot pines. … [Read more...] about The Blurred Boundaries of Work-From-Home Parenting
"We know for sure that she will be passing on her mitochondrial DNA through her maternal line," said Knowles. If in the future this baby girl has genetic children, they will inherit her genetic modifications "and that's always been a really bright line," said Knowles -- a line not to be crossed until rigorous scientific testing proves it is safe. … [Read more...] about FDA warns ‘3-parent’ baby fertility doctor over marketing
"It is regrettable that it is now occurring in countries that have not had similarly serious close looks at both the technical and ethical aspects," said Charo. "It's going to be difficult to use the results of this particular effort in the context of organized data collection," she said, "And that's a shame, that's a real loss of information not only to science but to every patient in the future who is considering this." … [Read more...] about It’s a (controversial 3-parent baby technique) boy!
"Mitochondrial donation offers a real opportunity to cure a class of potentially devastating inherited conditions and will bring hope to hundreds of affected families in the UK," said Dr. Dagan Wells, associate professor at the NIHR Biomedical Research Centre at the University of Oxford. "Research teams, such as those of Professors Herbert and Turnbull in Newcastle, have done sterling work to assess safety of methods for replacing defective mitochondria, and their research has provided much reassurance in that regard. … [Read more...] about ‘Three-parent’ babies approved in the UK
"My take on it is, whatever happens, my parents are still my parents – it's not like they're going to be like, 'Well, do you want to go live with your dad or your mom?' So you kind of just support where you can and focus on whatever you need to get done – I've got my own kids and my own marriage to work on." … [Read more...] about Jack Osbourne speaks out in support of parents