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Building a cancer-free ovary

Science | Researchers say artificial ovaries could preserve fertility for women fighting disease
by Julie Borg
Posted 7/12/18, 02:59 pm

Women diagnosed with cancer often face the risk that chemotherapy or radiation treatment will damage their ovaries and leave them infertile. Doctors can remove and freeze all or part of the ovary and its follicles to transplant after treatment, but ovarian tissue can sometimes harbor cancerous cells and reintroduce malignancy after transplant.

But recent research at University Hospital of Copenhagen Rigshospitalet in Denmark could offer women another option.

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A perfect mess

Science | Evolutionist makes comical attempt to redesign the human body 
by Julie Borg
Posted 7/05/18, 05:05 pm

The Bible affirms that humans are fearfully and wonderfully made, but many evolutionists don’t buy that. They point to what they consider the flawed human body as proof that no creator exists.

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Boy or girl? A surprise discovery

Science | Research finds ‘noncoding’ DNA plays a critical role in sex development
by Anna Johansen
Posted 6/28/18, 04:59 pm

Scientists used to tout “junk” DNA as useless debris leftover from evolution, but a recent study shows that the microscopic strands hold another surprise: the power to determine sex.

Researchers from the Francis Crick Institute used a genetic technique to remove a small section of noncoding DNA from male mice embryos. As the mice developed, they grew ovaries instead of testes. It’s not the first time researchers have experimented with sex reversal in mice, but it’s the first time they’ve done so by tampering with noncoding DNA instead of the kind of DNA that creates proteins.

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