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By Malcolm Ritter The Associated Press

Baby born with DNA from 3 people, first from new technique

NEW YORK — Scientists say the first baby has been born from a controversial new technique that combines DNA from three people the mother, the father and an egg donor.

The goal was to prevent the child from inheriting a fatal genetic disease from his mother, who had previously lost two children to the illness.

Brain implant lets paralyzed man regain use of hand

NEW YORK — A paralyzed 24-year-old man has regained some use of his right hand, controlling it with signals relayed from electronic sensors in his brain.

Ian Burkhart of Dublin, Ohio, can grasp a bottle, pour its contents into a jar, pick up a stick and stir the liquid. He can grab a credit card and swipe it through a reader. He can move individual fingers and hold a toothbrush.

Neanderthal DNA may influence modern depression risk

NEW YORK A new study says a person’s risk of becoming depressed or hooked on smoking may be influenced by DNA inherited from Neanderthals.

Researchers found evidence that one bit of Neanderthal DNA can boost the risk of tobacco addiction, while others can slightly raise or lower the risk of being diagnosed with depression.