Tech & Science Daily podcast: First UK baby born with DNA from three people
The fertility regulator has said the first baby with DNA from three people has been born in the UK through a special IVF treatment.
It is called mitochondrial donation treatment, and it is reported that the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) confirmed “less than five” babies have been born in the UK after such treatment as of April 20th this year.
The aim of the IVF treatment is to avoid women passing on defective genes to their child.
A team of researchers from across the country say hundreds of thousands of people in the UK are being prescribed antidepressants for chronic pain without sufficient evidence they work.
In the biggest study of its kind experts looked at medicines commonly prescribed on the NHS and concluded that only one drug, duloxetine, had reliable evidence for pain relief.
The co-founder of Airbnb has told Tech & Science Daily they have seen a huge rise in people booking private rooms in the UK through their app.
Nathan Blecharczyk told us they produced their new ‘Rooms’ feature, in response to the rise in demand for private rooms with hosts, as opposed to whole properties.
A 23-year-old from the UK has pleaded guilty to hacking into the accounts of more than 100 Twitter users, including the likes of Joe Biden, Barack Obama, Kim Kardashian and Elon Musk.
Joseph James O’Connor, also known as PlugwalkJoe, pleaded guilty in New York on Tuesday to his role in the July 2020 hacking, as well as cyberstalking and multiple other schemes.
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