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DEAL COVERS FOUR THERAPIES FOR CANCER

DUBLIN – Shares in Medigene AG rose nearly 17 percent Thursday on news of an alliance with Bluebird Bio Inc. to develop T-cell receptor-based immunotherapies, in which it is getting $15 million up front plus more than $1 billion in potential milestone payments.

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First baby born via three-parent spindle nuclear transfer technique

LONDON – U.S. researchers based at New Hope Fertility Center in New York have announced the first baby born using spindle nuclear transfer (SNT) mitochondrial donation has been delivered safe and well at a clinic in Mexico.

The mother of the baby is a carrier of Leigh's syndrome, a severe neurological disorder characterized by progressive loss of mental and motor function. She previously had four miscarriages and gave birth to two children who died of the disorder, one at 6 years and the other at 8 months.

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