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Mali woman gives birth to nonuplets

Mali woman gives birth to nonuplets

A Malian woman gave birth to nine babies earlier this week – two more than doctors had originally detected inside her womb. According to ultrasounds conducted in Morocco and Mali, 25-year-old Halima Cisse was only expected to give birth to seven babies. Her children...
The Science of Siblings

The Science of Siblings

Today (2nd May) is National Brothers and Sisters’ Day, which recognises and celebrates the unique bond between brothers and sisters and encourages siblings to connect and show their appreciation for one another. Relationships between brothers and sisters are very...
It’s in our DNA

It’s in our DNA

Our DNA is what makes us who we are. It contains the building blocks of our genetic code, instructing how our bodies grow and function and determining our physical characteristics such as our eye, skin and hair colour. Decades of research have enabled us to decode the...
Famous siblings that made history

Famous siblings that made history

Siblings who grow up together have an important role to play in each other’s lives. As children, they may spend a great deal of time with each other, learning, sharing and experiencing everything together. Such sibling relationships are often the very first peer...
Baby gender test vs. ultrasound

Baby gender test vs. ultrasound

This article was originally published in our Learning Centre. You can view the original version here. Whether your baby will be a boy or a girl is determined at the time of conception, long before most women even know they are pregnant. The egg from the mother and the...