The Malta Independent 19 December 2018, Wednesday

Health

Q&A on scientist's bombshell claim of gene-edited babies

Monday, 17 December 2018, 09:45 Last update: about 2 days ago Associated Press

Designer babies might be here sooner than anyone reckoned. A Chinese researcher who says he created gene-edited babies crossed what most scientists consider a forbidden line. It's not clear if...

Insulin pumps have most reported problems in FDA database

Friday, 14 December 2018, 11:40 Last update: about 9 days ago Associated Press

When Polly Varnado's 9-year-old daughter was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, it didn't take long for the family to hear about insulin pumps. In September 2012, the girl picked out a purple one...

Gene-editing Chinese scientist kept much of his work secret

Thursday, 13 December 2018, 11:38 Last update: about 9 days ago Associated Press

The Chinese scientist who says he helped make the world's first gene-edited babies veered off a traditional career path, keeping much of his research secret in pursuit of a larger goal — making...

Gene-editing scientist under scrutiny by Chinese officials

Tuesday, 11 December 2018, 11:34 Last update: about 9 days ago Associated Press

The rebuke from China was fast and furious. A Chinese scientist who claimed he helped make the world's first gene-edited babies is now under investigation by government bodies and by his own...

Meditation helps vets with post-traumatic stress disorder

Monday, 10 December 2018, 11:28 Last update: about 9 days ago Associated Press

Meditation worked as well as traditional therapy for military veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder in a small experiment sponsored by the Department of Defense. One method preferred by...

Limiting screen time for your kid? It's harder than it looks

Friday, 7 December 2018, 15:11 Last update: about 15 days ago

It is Saturday morning, and 10-year-old Henry Hailey is up at the crack of dawn. Still in PJs, his microphone-equipped headphones glowing blue in the dim basement, he fixates on the popular online...

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