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...
Multiple births continue to rise

Multiple births continue to rise

The number of women having multiple births in the UK has increased year on year since 1980. There are numerous reasons for this and include: the increased use of fertility treatment. On average, one in 10 IVF pregnancies results in a multiple birth. mothers waiting...
Orangutan Gets a Paternity Test

Orangutan Gets a Paternity Test

Zookeepers are carrying out a paternity test to discover the identity of a baby orangutan’s father. Ombak was born in March at Basel zoo in Switzerland. But as his mother, a Sumatran orangutan called Kila, shared her enclosure with three males, staff had no idea which...
Cavemen DNA Discovered

Cavemen DNA Discovered

Scientists have discovered the DNA of extinct humans in material found in caves. Genetic material from ancient people have been found in seven archaeological sites even though no actual human remains were found. It can be challenging for researchers to find skeletons...
Chippies are Given DNA Tests

Chippies are Given DNA Tests

DNA tests have been used to check up on what fish and chip shops actually serve to their customers. The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) regularly carries out authentication testing to check takeaways are selling the fish they claim to be. A new report claims that...