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By combining two materials that are frequently used in surgical procedures, researchers at Northwestern University have created a synthetic "hyperelastic bone" material that could be printed via 3-D printers into shapes that could be further processed "on the fly" in the operating room.

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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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