This is John Zhang, the Chinese-born, British-educated founder and medical director of a Manhattan fertility center that is blowing up the way humans reproduce.In 2009, Zhang helped a 49-year-old patient become the world's oldest known woman to carry her own child. In the not-too-distant future, he says, 60-year-old women will be able to do the same.In 2015, Zhang stunned his scientific peers by transferring a genetically "abnormal" embryo to the womb of a woman who had run out of other options. Abnormal embryos - which appear to have the wrong number of chromosomes - are almost universally considered nonviable and discarded by other fertility doctors. The woman gave birth to a healthy baby girl, prompting clinics around the world to reevaluate their policies.But it was the three-parent baby that really put Zhang on the map. Working with a Jordanian couple who had lost six babies - two in infancy, four in miscarriages - to Leigh syndrome, a heritable neurological disorder, Zhang put to … [Read more...] about Fertility doctor is pushing the boundaries of human reproduction, with little regulation
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Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Mothers with no criminal pasts await deportation in jail: 'Fight for us, please' Mothers with no criminal records and American-born kids are jailed awaiting deportation. ICE says the days of discretion are over - Kids or not. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Tresa Baldas, Detroit Free Press Published 6:01 a.m. ET May 8, 2018 CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN COMMENT EMAIL MORE The pay phone at the Calhoun County jail has turned into a lifeline for a novel group of inmates that has shown up this year: mothers facing deportation who desperately want to talk to their children. Most have no criminal … [Read more...] about Mothers with no criminal pasts await deportation in jail: ‘Fight for us, please’
“The Stairwell,” a nearly 8,000-word article in the May issue of our sister publication Chicago Magazine, has been branded “morally repugnant” by Mayor Rahm Emanuel, “ill-timed, self-indulgent, and cruel” by the Fraternal Order of Police and “an insult to everything that I stand for” by Chicago police Superintendent Eddie Johnson.The seed for these and other criticisms of the piece is planted by one ill-chosen word in the fourth paragraph:“In the aftermath,” says that paragraph, referring to the slaying earlier this year of a Chicago Police Department commander during an altercation with a fleeing suspect in the Loop, the victim and alleged perpetrator “have been portrayed in black-and-white terms: (Commander Paul) Bauer as the hero who met a tragic end, and (his accused killer Shomari) Legghette as the career criminal who should never have been free to walk the streets in the first place. But the story of how they wound … [Read more...] about The controversial Chicago Magazine article is good journalism, but …
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story sent April 16 about sexual misconduct by doctors, The Associated Press misspelled the name of a health services researcher with nonprofit advocacy organization Public Citizen. Her name is Azza AbuDagga, not Azza Abbudagga.A corrected version of the story is below:AP investigation: #MeToo has little impact on medical worldAP investigation: In spite of decades of complaints that the physician disciplinary system is too lenient on sex-abusing doctors, little has changed in the practices of state medical boardsBy JEFF HORWITZ and JULIET LINDERMANAssociated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — The first time that Dr. Anthony Bianchi came onto a patient, California's medical board alleged, the gynecologist placed a chair against the exam room door, put his fingers into the woman's vagina and exposed his erect penis.The second time, the board claimed, he told a patient that he couldn't stop staring at her breasts and recounted a dream in which he performed oral sex … [Read more...] about Correction: Sexual Misconduct-Doctors story
(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Melanie Green, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York (THE CONVERSATION) People disagree all the time, but not all disagreements lead to the same levels of stress. Even though people can be passionate about their favorite sport teams, they can argue about which basketball team is the best without destroying friendships. In the workplace, co-workers can often dispute strategies and approaches without risking a long-term fallout. Political conversations, on the other hand, seem to have become especially challenging in recent years. Stories of tense Thanksgiving dinners and of Facebook friends being unfriended have become commonplace. Why does this happen? Our research – and related research in political psychology – suggest two broad answers. First, our work shows that divisive topics – issues that are polarizing, or on which … [Read more...] about Why is it so stressful to talk politics with the other side?