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Marie and Kari sit now in the warmth of Marie's comfortable sitting room near Cambridge, surrounded by souvenirs of polar travel: The walls are covered with Wally's paintings - a polar bear, a picture of Avatak's father with his huskies and a self-portrait.
The explorer died in June last year, but he is very much present here. By the time Marie met Wally in he was already an established polar explorer. With five years in the Antarctic to his name, he was in the throes of planning the first surface crossing of the Arctic ocean via the north pole 3, miles. And he had an incredible competence, confidence and goodness.
He was unlike anyone I had ever met. She got messages via the RAF radio and little buff-coloured telegrams, but she didn't see Wally again for 16 months.
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He finally returned having accomplished his mission and it transpired later after a previous expedition was discredited almost certainly become the first man to reach the north pole on foot. The other chaps had told him, 'Don't see the girl you were with before the expedition on the day you return or you're done for - you'll be married in three months'. They were married six months later. Marie was under no illusions. She knew she was marrying into polar exploration, but assumed Wally would be the one heading off to the ice caps.
They've been having them for years.
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We had thick, thick socks on Kari but they knew that even in summer that wasn't enough and they made her some kamiks skin boots and mittens. And the kids helped me collect ice for water.
I remember the windows bowing and the incredible screaming of the wind. Arctic wind can be terrifying - like an evil spirit. But I don't remember being frightened. I remember being fascinated.
The family had been given hundreds of jars of Heinz baby food to take with them. The Inuit kids ate most of them, dipping their fingers into the jars. Kari lived on choice morsels of seal meat and slivers of mattack whale blubber.
In fact, says her mother, "she refused to speak English - a lady with a mind of her own even then. We had to speak to her in our very bad Greenlandic. Wally communicated with little thumbnail sketches while Marie mimed. Avatak, his wife Maria and their seven children. Kari even called Avatak Atata - Inuit for dad.
Not a bit of it, interjects Marie. Kari was staying with the family when Wally and Marie had a close shave. They had gone to collect an explorer friend from the airbase. On their return they got caught on the glacier in the second highest winds recorded at that time - mph. He was calm even in life-and-death situations.
While mitochondrial PGD is available in the U. PGD can only reduce the risk of mitochondrial disease in the next generation, while MRT, because it introduces healthy mitochondria from a donor, can eliminate it, so the Shulmans have also decided to try MRT—or least as much of the process as U. Not only does federal policy prevent scientists from using government money for research on human embryos that would result in their harm or destruction, but Congress also prohibits the Food and Drug Administration, which evaluates new therapies like MRT, from even accepting applications to consider approving the procedure.
Even so, he can only perform MRT; he cannot transfer the embryos for pregnancy. They remain frozen until policies change. He removes the DNA from a donor egg that has healthy mitochondria and replaces it with DNA from the egg nucleus of the woman affected by mitochondrial disease.
Altering genes in eggs, sperm or embryos can theoretically make it possible for parents-to-be to pick and choose the traits they value and want to see in their children—from physical features like eye color or height, to more complex characteristics like intelligence or athletic ability. Shelley Beverley, a psychologist in Tasmania, Australia, who has mitochondrial disease, says she desperately wants her own biological child as a biological legacy in case the disease claims her life early, as it did with her brother and her mother.
We just want to get the healthiest child we can. After the testimony, the committee issued a report supporting research on MRT under the strict condition that it be used to help people like Beverley conceive a healthy child. If legislation passes, Australia could be only the second country to approve MRT.
In the U. The team conducting the study, including Herbert, is proceeding carefully to protect the privacy of the participants and to ensure the results are properly presented in a scientific publication so doctors can learn from the cases. They plan to expand the study to couples from other countries, but are currently accepting only those from the U. They have reason to be cautious. John Zhang, an infertility specialist in New York City, reported the birth of the first-ever baby, a boy, born using MRT, in Mexico, and that was followed by others, including in Ukraine.
But because those were individual case studies and not part of a rigorous trial, questions remain about how effective and safe the procedure is. Zhang says he plans to follow up periodically with the boy until he reaches age 18 to assess what effect, if any, the donated mitochondria has on his health.
In November, a Chinese bioengineer alarmed both the scientific community and the public when he announced he had used a powerful but still untested gene-editing tool called CRISPR to introduce a genetic change in twin girls when they were embryos to make them resistant to HIV infection. Even in the U. And before making its decision, the government invited public debate about the benefits and risks of the therapy and, as in Australia, heard from families affected by the disease.
One person supporting that stepwise, methodical approach is Tilly of Northeastern University, who is hoping to turn better understanding of how mitochondria function into new infertility treatments that would benefit more than just women affected by mitochondrial diseases.
What these egg stem cells need, however, is the right set of signals that are active early in life but tend to shut down with age.Lucas the Spider - Polar Bear