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Latest update : 2011-02-10

Birth of French 'saviour sibling' raises bioethics questions

A very special baby was born on January 26th at the Antoine Béclère hospital near Paris. As an embryo, Umut Talha (Turkish for "our hope") was screened so that his parents knew he would not suffer the same genetic disorder that has afflicted his siblings. Not only that, but cells from his umbilical cord can also be used to treat his sister, an idea that's raising questions about bioethics in France.

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2015-03-06 Russia

Russia after Nemtsov: A dying opposition

One week ago Boris Nemtsov was assassinated, shot four times in the back just outside the Kremlin. The murder of the opposition figure has devastated not just those close to him,...

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2015-03-04 France

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2015-03-03 Denmark

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2015-03-02 China

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