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Surgeons perform the UK’s first womb transplant in Oxford (Womb Transplant UK/PA)
Surgeons perform the UK’s first womb transplant in Oxford (Womb Transplant UK/PA)

The UK’s first ever womb transplant has been successful.

A 40-year-old woman, who already had two children, donated her womb to her 34-year-old sister, who’d stored embryos with the aim of undergoing IVF later this year.

The operation took nine hours and 20 minutes and lead surgeon Professor Richard Smith from Imperial College London said the experience had been “quite remarkable”, and the procedure had been a “massive success”.

Our Health Reporter Daniel Keane tells Tech & Science Daily why the operation’s success is so significant.

Startling research from experts at the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) suggests African wild dogs could go extinct unless urgent action is taken to stop global temperatures soaring.

Dr Dani Rabaiotti from ZSL tells Tech & Science Daily that if local temperatures increase by 3°C African wild dog populations face an irreversible tipping point as early as 2070.

Users of Elon Musk’s platform ‘X’ have criticised the billionaire’s latest decision to remove headlines and text from news links posted on the site.

Some claim it will lead to more people leaving the platform, formerly known as Twitter, but Elon said the update “will greatly improve” the site’s aesthetic.

Mark Zuckerberg has revealed a fully functioning website for Threads is coming soon.

So far the platform has had a domain ‘threads.net’, but it’s only been used to direct people to the app.

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