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MIT: O milagre da procriação high-tech

Você sabe bem que sou um crítico agudo e frequente das conquistas da tecnologia que invadem a bilogia e querem nos transformar em robôs. Mas há também conquistas dessa mesma tecnologia que parecem milagre. Veja apanhado do MIT.

17 de agosto de 2019 - 9h33

Starting with conception

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One mother’s nail-biting journey from egg-freezing to parenthood

IVF is growing in popularity for women who don’t want babies until later in life. But as more are finding out, it isn’t a guarantee.

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A startup that marries AI with empathy is helping women conceive

Univfy uses machine learning to give women personalized predictions—and a sense of hope—for their chances of having a baby.

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The first baby has been born after a uterus transplant from a dead donor

A woman who received a uterus transplant from a deceased donor has given birth to a healthy baby girl.


Gestation

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A stem-cell transplant in the womb appears to have saved a baby girl’s life

A baby who received an infusion of her mother’s stem cells as a critically ill fetus was outwardly healthy when born, suggesting a new way to treat disease before birth.

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Designer babies aren’t futuristic. They’re already here.

Are we designing inequality into our genes?


Birth

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A fingernail-size gadget could help prevent babies from being stillborn

Researchers have published a pilot study that introduces a new at-home, wearable device that could cut down on some of the 2.6 million stillbirths that occur every year around the world.

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A simple blood test to predict premature births could save babies’ lives

Complications from preterm birth are the leading cause of death worldwide in children under five.

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Stick-on sensors will let premature babies get the skin contact they need

Babies born too soon have to be closely monitored, but all that equipment stops parents from getting close. A new wireless sensor could help.


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Just one month until EmTech MIT

EmTech MIT is our annual emerging technologies conference, and it’s three days of non-stop brain food on some of the biggest and thorniest questions facing humanity. 

Join us in Cambridge on September 18 to celebrate 20 years of the technologies, trailblazers, and trendsetters shaping our global economy.

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What would you like to learn about next? Send us your ideas and feedback to weekendreads@technologyreview.com.

Until next week!

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