We have probably already gene-edited babies to have better brains. The controversial gene editing performed on a pair of twins in China when they were embryos may have unintentionally supercharged their brains, scientists suggest. In November, Dr He Jiankui and a team of Chinese scientists announced that they had used the experimental gene-editing method, CRISPR to alter the

Children as young as 12 are attempting suicide after developing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a shocking study has found. One in 13 young people in the UK develop PTSD before the age of 18 following traumatic events such as assault or sexual violence. A person is twice as likely to experience a mental health disorder following

DIY teeth whitening kits sold in high street stores can damage enamel and increase sensitivity, dentists warn. A study led by experts at the University of Manchester Dental School reveals the risks of using over-the-counter products. European regulations mean teeth whitening treatments that contain hydrogen peroxide – a bleaching agent – can be provided only

Beijing: Consumption of allium vegetables including garlic, onion and leek, is associated with a reduced risk of colorectal cancer, researchers say. Colorectal cancer is the cancer of the colon or rectum, located at the digestive tract’s lower end. The study, published in the Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology, showed that the odds of having

Manchester United star Marcus Rashford has emerged as Barcelona’s ‘impossible dream’. The England striker is attracting interest from the Nou Camp, according to reports in Spain. But the Catalan giants are realistic that any attempt to prise him from Old Trafford would cost in excess of €100m (£87m), according to Mundo Deportivo Rashford has no release clause, complicating any prospect

Steph Curry scored 36 points, hitting 10 3-pointers, and the Golden State Warriors survived a hectic finish to beat the Sacramento Kings 125-123 on Thursday night. Kevin Durant added 28 points, nine rebounds and tied his career-high with seven blocks. DeMarcus Cousins had 17 points and 10 rebounds in his first game against his former

Gareth Bale has ‘no intention’ of returning to the Premier League and wants to play out his contract at Real Madrid until 2022. The Welsh winger is settled in Spain and content to remain with the European champions. According to AS, the 29-year-old and his inner circle have no desire for a move in the foreseeable future. There has often been

OK. Let’s start with this at the top: The NBA rule forbidding players from joining the league out of high school is abhorrent. There is no good reason a player good enough to play in the NBA cannot join it when he is 18. Former commissioner David Stern might have had noble stated intentions when

Arsenal and Chelsea reached the last 16 of the Europa League on Thursday after the Gunners comfortably saw off BATE Borisov 3-0 and Maurizio Sarri’s troubled side relieved some of the pressure on him with the same scoreline against mediocre Malmo. After falling 1-0 in Belarus, Arsenal were level on aggregate after just three minutes

Smartphone gambling apps could be even more addictive than the controversial ‘crack cocaine’ casino-style betting terminals in bookmakers, a leading psychologist has warned. Gamblers who use their phones to bet are willing to keep losing money long after they stop winning, a study found. In the worst case, one person placed almost 180 losing bets