A Simple Way to Save Premature Babies

How It Works: Doctors wait to cut the cord. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists already recommends delaying clamping by 30 to 60 seconds for both full-term and preterm newborns. Preterm babies are those born before 37 weeks of gestation. In preterm infants, delayed clamping leads to improved circulation, less need for blood transfusions

Sickle-Cell Treatment Created With Gene Editing Wins U.K. Approval

Regulators in Britain on Thursday approved the first treatment derived from CRISPR, the revolutionary gene-editing method. Called Casgevy, the treatment is intended to cure sickle-cell disease and a related condition, beta thalassemia. The manufacturers, Vertex Pharmaceuticals, based in Boston, and CRISPR Therapeutics, based in Switzerland, say about 2,000 patients in Britain with sickle-cell disease or

Iceland: View from above as eruption fears loom

BBC correspondent Jessica Parker has flown over Iceland’s Reykjanes Peninsula, where the recent volcanic activity has been concentrated. Scientists say the area could face decades of increased volcanic instability. Fears of an impending eruption led to the evacuation of the town of Grindavik, which has partially sunk by more than a metre. It is thought