For discussing the ethics of creating a baby by using three people, a public consultation has been launched.
With this process, mitochondrial diseases that can prove fatal can be prevented. A mother passes this disease to a child.
Genetic information from three people is contained in the baby made and these three people are a donor woman and parents.
Once the consultation's results are known, the technique could be made legal for which ministers could change the law.
Faulty mitochondria are seen in one in 200 children. Every cell in the body is given energy by mitochondria.
After doctors stated that there were signs of consciousness seen in a father who was brain-damaged, a family pleading for the right to keep their father alive was overwhelmed.
After the family claimed that the man was responding to them, a case before the Court of Protection was adjourned. This happened after a confirmation came from a doctor that he had witnessed response from the patient.
According to a new research published in the journal Nature Climate Change on August 19, the warming of the climate has apparently led the Massachusetts butterfly communities to extend their range north.
The research - led by Greg Breed, a postdoctoral fellow at the Harvard Forest - was based on the data gathered by the Massachusetts Butterfly Club about butterfly species counts on approximately 20,000 expeditions all across the Bay State over the last nearly two decades.
Adobe's mobile Flash Player has become the latest casualty in the Flash-HTML5 battle; with Adobe having de-listed Flash Player from the Google Play app store on Wednesday, August 15.
As a result of the move, which underscores Adobe's ongoing attempts at winding down the existing Flash app for mobile devices, the users of mobile devices running the Android OS 4.0 version will no longer be download Adobe's Flash Player from Google Play.
With whistle-blower website WikiLeaks' last-week releasing stolen corporate e-mails involving the mention of antiterrorist software called TrapWire, fresh concerns have now been triggered worldwide about the software program which has been described by PC magazine as "a secret, comprehensive U. S. surveillance effort."
A US study that was conducted on about 100,000 people for about 10 years state that the earlier belief of cancer being kept away with a daily aspirin might not be as true as it looks.
Michael Thun of the American Cancer Society said, "News about the cancer potential of aspirin use has been really encouraging lately. Things are moving forward, but it is still a work in progress."
For avoiding a heart disease, the medical guidelines of the United States urge people not to take aspirin very often especially if they already have had a heart attack.
Microsoft’s much-rumored Xbox 720, the successor to the company’s existing Xbox 360 game console, will reportedly be available within 18 months.
While the Redmond-based software giant hasn’t openly confirmed its next-generation console, PC World has discovered a job listing on Microsoft’s Careers Website that suggested the next-generation console could be available within the coming 18 months.
The job listing read, "Over the next eighteen months Microsoft will release new versions of all of our most significant products including Windows, Office and Xbox."
International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) has reportedly shown interest in struggling BlackBerry-maker Research in Motion Ltd’s (RIM’s) enterprise-services unit.
Two people familiar with the situation said on the condition of anonymity that IBM made an informal approach to possibly acquire RIM’s enterprise-services unit, which operates a network of secure servers that support the company’s BlackBerry devices.
According to Berenberg Bank analysts, the business may be valued in the range of $1.5 billion to $2.5 billion, depending on assets included.
Silicon Valley social network Pinterest on Wednesday cast off its invitation-only status, and opened its doors to everyone.
Pinterest is a social media and image based social-networking site that allows its users to `pin' mages, which can either be uploaded or find elsewhere on the Internet, and create virtual pin boards.
The social network announced in a blog post, "We're really excited to have the capacity to offer Pinterest to more people, and if you're a Pinner with friends who've been waiting on the sidelines, we hope you'll let them know."
Videogame giant Blizzard Entertainment has confirmed that it lost several Battle. net members' account information after hacker/s gained unauthorized and illegal access into their internal network.
Hacker/s slipped away with Battlet. net users' email addresses, mobile & dial-in authenticators, as well as scrambled passwords. Battlet. net's North America-based servers, which hosts accounts from North America, Latin America, New Zealand, Australia and Southeast Asia, were the most affected servers in the attack.