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Rotavirus is the most common cause of severe diarrhoea in young childrenPhanie / Alamy Stock PhotoBy Chelsea WhyteRotavirus vaccine may protect children from developing type 1 diabetes. In Australia, the vaccine for rotavirus – the most common cause of severe diarrhoea in young children – was added to routine early-childhood immunisations in 2007. Kirsten Perrett at the University of Melbourne in Australia and her colleagues compared the rates of diabetes in the 8 years before and after

He Jiankui is under investigation by Chinese authoritiesTop Photo Corporation / Alamy Stock PhotoBy Michael Le PageThe researcher who secretly created gene-edited babies in China has been fired by his university after a preliminary investigation concluded he “illegally conducted the research in the pursuit of personal fame and gain”. In November, the world was shocked when He Jiankui claimed that two gene-edited babies had already been born and that a women was pregnant with another. Provincial authorities set