Through the fault of the clinic, the woman gave birth to someone else's child and 4 more news that you might have missed Author: Alina Voronina children news of the incident USA
In South Carolina, a man was sentenced to 28 years in prison for leaving his daughter to die in a burning car. Alabama has recorded the most premature birth in history. And in Florida, newspapers were replaced by artificial intelligence. Read about this and other news today in the digest of USA.ONE magazine:
An American couple had a strange child
Now she is suing the clinic. And also: in Maine, a rare lobster was caught, the chances of seeing which are 1 in 100 million.
Due to a clinic error, a woman gave birth to someone else's child
As a result of an error during the IVF procedure, two couples from California gave birth to biologically alien children. One of them wished to remain anonymous, and the other filed a lawsuit against the California Center for Reproductive Health. According to Daphne and Alexander Cardinale, such cases periodically occur and they can no longer be silent about. Medical error and negligence led to the fact that the embryos were mixed up before being transplanted into the uterine cavity, and in 2019 the spouses had a foreign child.
The new father was the first to suspect something was wrong. Alexander expected the girl to be born as fair as her older sister, but she turned out to be much darker and with black hair. In surprise, the man walked away from the delivery chair and rested his back against the wall. For the next few weeks, doubts persisted that the child was of a different race. He shared his suspicions with his wife, but she convinced herself that the girl looked like her in childhood, when she also had black hair.
After 2 months, Daphne nevertheless agreed to undergo a DNA test, which showed that the child was not genetically related either to her or to her husband. The woman was numb with horror and everything floated before her eyes. After that, a second couple was found in the clinic, whose daughter was born a week later. The families met when their children were 4 months old. And in January 2020, they exchanged babies, going through all the necessary legal formalities. As a result, the children were reunited with their biological parents, but Daphne and Alexander decided to sue the clinic.
& # 34; Our memories of childbirth are forever darkened by the fact that our child was given to strangers, and I I can't be with the baby I gave birth to. My ability to carry my child was stolen. Instead of breastfeeding him, I became close to another baby that I had to give up, & # 34; – the woman complained.
The couple's 7-year-old daughter, who did not understand why she had changed her sister, was also confused. All family members are now undergoing psychotherapy, suffering from varying degrees of depression and anxiety.
The man was accused of the death of his 19-month-old daughter
In South Carolina, a man was sentenced to 28 years in prison for leaving his young daughter to die in a burning car during a police chase. The verdict of 28-year-old Imhotep O. Norman from Spartanburg was handed down on Tuesday, November 9, after he pleaded guilty. The tragedy happened in April 2019. The police tried to stop Norman's car for violating the speed limit. At some point, smoke poured out of it, and when the salon was on fire, the man jumped out of the car and ran away.
On the way, he got rid of his backpack with drugs. After extinguishing the fire, rescuers found the body of a deceased child in the car. Little Xena passed away from her burns and carbon monoxide poisoning. Her father was arrested a few hours after he disappeared into the woods. According to Imhotep, he thought the police would save his daughter. Now a man will have to spend at least 85% of his sentence in prison before he can apply for early release.
Premature births entered the Guinness Book of Records in Alabama
Curtis Means was born last year with a body weight of 420 grams. Childbirth to his mother, Michelle Butler, began at 21 weeks, that is, in the middle of the term. She was pregnant with twins, but the girl Kasia died just a day after she was born. Curtis himself was placed in intensive care, but the doctors did not give him more than 1% for survival. And yet, a miracle happened!
Today the boy is one year and 4 months old, and only now he was officially included in the Guinness Book of Records. The baby was disconnected from the ventilator after 3 months, and in April 2021, he was finally discharged from the hospital, where he spent 275 days. According to doctors, a huge amount of work has been done. The child was fed through a tube for almost a year and had to be taught to chew and swallow on his own. He still needs oxygen and a feeding tube, but overall, Curtis is in good health.
According to Michelle, the opportunity to take her son home, where other children were waiting for him, was the most memorable moment in her life. The previous record was held by Richard Hutchinson, who was born in Wisconsin a month before Curtis. He was born at 21 weeks 2 days. Prior to that, the record could not be broken 34 years since the birth of a baby in Canada for a period of 21 weeks 5 days.
In Florida, the journalists of the publication were replaced by artificial intelligence
In the American daily The Miami Herald, published in Florida Since 1903, a neural network has become the author of columns, which independently writes short articles. According to experts, the trend to automate the creation of news content in the future will leave most of the journalists jobless.
It all started in October, when a correspondent, Rene Rodrigis, who had worked for it since 1989, was fired from the publication. He specialized in writing articles on the real estate market. The journalist was replaced by a reporter bot. During the first day of work alone, he wrote 4 notes about houses for sale. And over the past 2.5 weeks & # 34; artificial intelligence software that analyzes structured information & # 34; published 50 news about buying and selling real estate in Florida.
The bot selects information on the Internet using special algorithms, and then inserts it into templates created in advance by real editorial staff. It is reported that & # 34; artificial reporter & # 34; makes mistakes and omissions, but they are not critical. Sometimes Miami Herald Bot notes get the most views per day.
Experiment with & # 34; smart neural network & # 34; primarily associated with economic reasons. During the pandemic, more than 90 local newspapers were closed in the United States, since they could no longer pay for the work of journalists. In total, since 2004, more than 1,800 regional and municipal publications have ceased to be published in the States, many of which were over 100 years old. The withering away of traditional media is the result of the digitalization of all areas of life and is natural. Therefore, there is a demand for self-learning bots that work around the clock and do not ask for a salary.
Previously, leading US publications such as Forbes, The Guardian, The Washington Post, Reuters and Bloomberg took this path. Automation simplifies the workflow and relieves journalists from monotonous routine. Reporter bots prepare drafts and templates into which real editorial staff need to insert the found & # 34; electronic assistant & # 34; facts, come up with a headline and send the article to the editor. Because of this, in May 2020, Microsoft fired dozens of journalists from the MSN newsroom. A neural network began to cope with their work.
A rare lobster caught in Portland
Usually crustaceans, living off the coast of the Atlantic Ocean in North America, they are greenish-brown in color. But Bill Coppersmith of Portland, Maine, managed to catch a cotton candy lobster. It got this name for its iridescent pale blue color. At first, the man thought that in front of him a toy, and then gave his find a name – Haddy.
The Maine Lobster Catchers Society said that the chance to catch a pearl lobster is 1 in 100 million. These crustaceans are extremely rare. They owe their tint to the astaxanthin pigment. It makes lobsters more vulnerable to predators. According to Bill, Haddy is looking for suitable conditions of detention. He will not be sold or prepared, but will save his life by transferring him to some center.