How ChatGPT Was Created and a Boost for Infertility Treatment
When OpenAI launched ChatGPT, without fanfare, in late November 2022, no one within the company was prepared for a viral mega-hit. It was seen internally as a “research preview”, a taste of a more refined version of a two-year-old technology and a way to iron out some of its flaws.
But then it completely exploded. Since then, the company has been trying to catch up and capitalize on its success.
For the inside story of the chatbot – how it was created, how OpenAI has updated it since its release, and what its creators think about its success – our AI Editor, Will Douglas Heaven, s talks to four people who helped build what has become the most popular Internet application of all time.
—Will Douglas Heaven
The idea of using a ‘three-parent baby’ technique for infertility just got a boost
This week, my colleague Jessica Hamzelou posted a great story about a controversial treatment that creates babies with three genetic parents. The “baby with three parents” technique was designed to help parents avoid transmitting diseases to their children. But new findings suggest it doesn’t always work and could put babies at risk for serious illnesses.
The evidence comes from two babies born after the procedure was used to help couples with a different problem: infertility. It’s lucky we found the problem in those cases – those babies didn’t have parents with disease-causing mutations, so they should be fine.
And there is another silver lining. The findings add to growing evidence that the ‘three parent’ technique could help treat infertility and shed light on why some people struggle to conceive. Read the full story.
This story is from The Checkup, Jessica’s weekly newsletter covering all kinds of biotech breakthroughs. Register to receive it in your mailbox every Thursday.
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