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Doctors treated a child for a genetic condition before he was born

Doctors treated a child for a genetic condition before he was born

Ultrasound of a human fetus. Emmanuel Faure via Getty Images For the first time, doctors have treated a fetus for a serious form of a rare genetic disease. To fight the disease, which, if left untreated, usually results in death before the age of two, the medical team passed an enzyme through the umbilical cord …

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As the 8 billionth person is born, here's how Africa will shape the future of the world's population

As the 8 billionth person is born, here’s how Africa will shape the future of the world’s population

by Esther William Dungumaro and James Emina, The Conversation Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public domain In mid-November 2022, the eight billionth person will be born, according to the United Nations. In its analysis of this milestone, the UN makes two key observations. The first is that the world’s population has grown at its slowest rate since 1950. …

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