Selective dorsal rhizotomy: Boy, 4, takes first steps after flying to U.S for surgery despite callous thieves stealing charity funds

Taking his first steps: Boy whose funds for 35,000 private op were stolen by thieves walks after parents raise money again Corin diagnosed with cerebral palsy at 18months and walked with a frameParents launched fundraising campaign to pay for surgery to loosen his legsIn August thieves stole 1,400 from the fund, but family pressed on his parents started a fundraising campaign to pay for a special procedure to loosen his legs as it is not routinely available on the NHS.

The mind controlled robot arm that lets the paralysed write and eat

'One small nibble for a woman': The mind controlled robotic arm that could give the paralysed a new lease of life Robotic limb hailed as a 'remarkable step forward'Has allowed patients paralysed from the neck down to feed themselves and even high five doctors Uses electrodes implanted in the brain to 'drive' a robotic arm | UPDATED: 11:14 GMT, 17 December 2012 A 52 year old woman paralysed from the neck down has been able to feed herself and even high five doctors using a groundbreaking new robotic arm controlled by electrodes implanted in her brain.

Scientists could soon screen unborn babies for 3,500 genetic disorders, raising fears of an increase in abortions

Scientists could soon screen unborn babies for 3,500 genetic disorders, raising fears of an increase in abortions PUBLISHED: 00:31 GMT, 7 June 2012 | UPDATED: 09:08 GMT, 7 June 2012 Thousands of genetic disorders in unborn babies could soon be identified without the need for risky and invasive tests – raising fears of an oncrease in the number of abortions.

IVF by CCTV: Britain"s first baby is born using fertility treatment which monitors embryo with cameras and spots problems early

The 'magical' IVF by CCTV technique that allowed this couple to watch on a monitor their baby's first moments as an embryo Another 74 women are pregnant thanks to the Embryoscope used at a Manchester clinic | UPDATED: 00:32 GMT, 21 April 2012 A couple who were told it would be ‘virtually impossible’ for them to conceive have had a baby with the help of a pioneering IVF technique – an incubator with built-in CCTV.

Children with genes from three parents to be born within two years thanks to new IVF technique

Children with genes from three parents to be born within two years thanks to new IVF technique Embryos could soon have genes from three parents in order to eradicate potential diseases Children with genetic material from three parents could be born in just two years. British scientists want to start testing a new IVF technique to try to eradicate incurable genetic diseases such as muscular dystrophy. The concept took a leap forward yesterday after the Government announced a public consultation on whether the law should be changed to allow the technique.

California doctor Gregg Home denies procedure to turn brown eyes blue is ethnically insensitive

Doctor denies procedure to turn brown eyes blue is ethnically insensitive 3,200 cosmetic procedure doesn”t work in reverse – meaning you cannot turn a blue eye brown”I mean is bleached hair an ethnic issue” asks doctor A doctor who can turn brown eyes blue has denied that his revolutionary technique is ethnically insensitive.