Do Infants Dream?

Do Infants Dream?

Is it true that babies dream but can't dream about themselves? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world. Answer by Fabian van den Berg, Neuroscientist, on Quora: Peering into the minds of babies is very difficult, especially when it comes…
Why Are Physicians Offering Caffeine To Premature Children?

Why Are Physicians Offering Caffeine To Premature Children?

Caffeine has been previously shown to help premature babies develop, but researchers weren't sure whether there might be long-term negative effects on the brain. Picture credit: Getty Royalty Free.Getty Many of us need a caffeine kick to get us going in the morning and probably had our first encounter by means of a fizzy drink when we…
Outrage Heightens Over Claims Of Gene-Edited Children

Outrage Heightens Over Claims Of Gene-Edited Children

There has been a backlash since Chinese scientist He Jiankui's claimed that he edited genes in embryos that became twin girls. Anthony Wallace/AFP/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Anthony Wallace/AFP/Getty Images There has been a backlash since Chinese scientist He Jiankui's claimed that he edited genes in embryos that became twin girls. Anthony Wallace/AFP/Getty Images…
China apparently stops research study on gene-edited infants

China apparently stops research study on gene-edited infants

Chinese scientist He Jiankui speaks at the Second International Summit on Human Genome Editing in Hong Kong this week.  Anthony Wallace/AFP/Getty Images China isn't going to let research into gene-edited babies go any further. The Chinese government on Thursday ordered a halt to work by a medical team that claimed it had created the world's…
Our All-Time Favorite Baby Hacks

Our All-Time Favorite Baby Hacks

A tired and overwhelmed (new) parent recently asked me for help: Rather than searching through all of Offspring’s content to find the hacks he needed most—newborn, newborn and more newborn—could I do it for him? Since I don’t have a newborn, and therefore am sleeping on a regular schedule that allows me to function at…
Some animal dads are excellent moms and dads, like seahorse papas who bring to life 2,000 children

Some animal dads are excellent moms and dads, like seahorse papas...

Imagine you're about to be a proud, new father. But first, you have to give birth to 2,000 babies. Sounds painful, right? Well, if you're a male seahorse, that's part of the job. Turns out, there are lots of animal dads out there who do all the hard work. The hardhead catfish takes parental sacrifice…
Dealing With Reaction, Researcher Protects Gene-Editing Research Study On Infants

Dealing With Reaction, Researcher Protects Gene-Editing Research Study On Infants

Researcher He Jiankui spoke Wednesday during the 2nd International Summit on Human Genome Editing in Hong Kong. Kin Cheung/AP hide caption toggle caption Kin Cheung/AP Researcher He Jiankui spoke Wednesday during the 2nd International Summit on Human Genome Editing in Hong Kong. Kin Cheung/AP Updated at 6:15 a.m. ET The scientist who stunned the world…
Researcher who declared to produce gene-edited CRISPR infants under examination

Researcher who declared to produce gene-edited CRISPR infants under examination

Jiankui He YouTube/The He Lab The Chinese scientist who described the first use of CRISPR to genetically modify human embryos is being investigated by his university and a local medical ethics board.  On Sunday, Jiankui He claimed to have successfully edited the genes of twin girls, releasing a recorded statement to YouTube about the breakthrough.…
Chinese Researcher States He’s Developed Very First Genetically Customized Children

Chinese Researcher States He’s Developed Very First Genetically Customized Children

He Jiankui says he undertook the experiment in order to protect the twin baby girls from HIV. The claim is being met with international skepticism and condemnation.
Chinese Researcher States He’s Very First To Develop Genetically Customized Infants Utilizing CRISPR

Chinese Researcher States He’s Very First To Develop Genetically Customized Infants...

Genetics researcher He Jiankui said his lab considered ethical issues before deciding to proceed with DNA editing of human embryos to create twin girls with a modification to reduce their risk of HIV infection. Critics say the experiment was premature. Mark Schiefelbein/AP hide caption toggle caption Mark Schiefelbein/AP Genetics researcher He Jiankui said his lab…
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