The technique, devised at Oxford University, takes just 24 hours to check the correct number of chromosomes are present in an embryo. If large-scale testing is successful, then the cost of IVF will be reduced by one-third.
In the developing world, millions of babies die each year because they lack incubators at hospitals. The babies catch hypothermia and die. But this innovative new sleeping bag keeps babies at a constant temperature without any power. It’s saving children across the world.
In one week, I'll be staring into my first child's face. But what will he or she be seeing? How will I look to him/her? I've always wondered this, and now there's an iPhone app that purports to "simulate what your child sees during its first year of life." It's called What Do You See?, and according to creators Blixt & Dunder, it's based on publicly available medical research about developmental milestones in human vision. If there's an overlapping Venn diagram of "tech dorks," "science geeks," "design nerds," and "expectant parents," the What Do You See? app pretty much nails it.