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2010-04-15 13:25:00

Embryos containing genetic material from a man and two women have been produced in a project that researchers are hailing as a "ray of hope" for thousands of families troubled by rare genetic diseases that can lead to heart failure, blindness, diabetes and even infant mortality. The technique used has researchers hopeful that it could be offered to women within three years. But the study is likely to re-spark the debate over the ethics of embryo research and "designer babies." Women who...


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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.