Surrogate mother falls pregnant – twice

Surrogate mother falls pregnant – twice

A mother who became pregnant with her own child whilst carrying a baby as a surrogate for another couple has endured an emotional battle to get her baby son back. Jessica Allen’s extremely rare case resulted in her carrying ‘twins’ with two different sets of parents....
Drug-driver convictions continue to rise

Drug-driver convictions continue to rise

A month-long drug-driving campaign by Sussex Police resulted in 150 motorists being arrested. One driver who was more than 40 times over the drug-drive limit has been banned from driving for 4 years. He was pulled over by officers in Portsmouth in the early hours of...
Choose your poison

Choose your poison

When it comes to addictions, which would you say was safer: alcohol or cannabis? Alcohol is obviously legal, but cannabis is increasingly becoming legal in different parts of the world and more socially acceptable even in places where it’s still illegal....
USA and Korea in race to clone woolly mammoth

USA and Korea in race to clone woolly mammoth

It sounds like the plot of a Jurassic Park film, but researchers at Harvard Medical School and South Korea’s Sooam Biotech Research Foundation are both attempting to resurrect the extinct woolly mammoth. The two laboratories are intending to use reproductive cloning....
Novel DNA test aids snow leopard conservation

Novel DNA test aids snow leopard conservation

Snow leopards are well known to be elusive creatures and it is very rare to see one in the wild. They live in mountainous terrains at elevations from 3000 to 4500 m. Despite their isolation and altitude, the species is under threat. As well as an illegal trade in snow...
Christmas conception leads to Autumn baby boom

Christmas conception leads to Autumn baby boom

Maternity wards across England and Wales are once again bracing themselves for a busy couple of months. For the last 20 years, data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) have shown a surge in births around late September and October, which is around 40 weeks...