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Test-tube baby report will scare parents off IVF

Dangers are only small for most defects, but fertility officials order change in guidelines

Waiting more than a century for change

Ann Nixon Cooper, the 106–year–old Atlanta woman whose long life was put on an international stage in Barack Obama's sweeping victory speech, had declared she "ain't got time to die" – because she wanted to watch a black man elected president of the United States.

Paperbacks: What Is The What, by Dave Eggers

Acclaimed for memoirs of his own dysfunctional childhood, Eggers here focuses his forensic attention on the story of Valentino Achak Deng, whose teenage years were shaped by unimaginable terrors.

Gymnastics: 'Perfect' day for Yang banishes eight years of Games heartache

Yang Wei wiped away eight years of frustration to become only the second Chinese man to capture the all-around gymnastics title at the Olympics yesterday.

Brian Viner: No medals for taking moral high ground

Dominic Lawson, not a name that regularly kicks off a sports section, raised some pertinent comparisons in this newspaper yesterday between the hosts of this year's Olympic Games and the hosts four years hence. Lawson made the point that, although we can all feel legitimate revulsion towards China for its human rights abuses, Britain is not exactly unblemished in that and many other areas.

First Night: Gone With The Wind, New London Theatre, London

Winds of change resurrect some Southern comforts

Golijov/Upshaw/CBSO, Barbican, London

Nobody divides the critics like the Argentine-Russian-Romanian-Jewish composer Osvaldo Golijov; no other classical composer so forcefully unites audiences. This is partly due to the white-hot passion with which he writes, and partly to the fact that his "classicism" embraces everything from ouds and pan-pipes to lap-tops and electronica, and that his vocal palette celebrates folk-song at its rawest and most visceral.

First Sunday (12A)

Whoever managed to persuade Ice Cube that he had any gift for light comedy deserves some kind of prize – and then a jail sentence.

Gone With the Wind: The legend lives on as a musical of the novel hits the West End

When Margaret Mitchell wrote 'Gone With the Wind' to pass the time during an illness, she could never have foreseen its amazing popularity. As a musical of the novel hits the West End, Liz Thomson traces the life story of its reclusive author

Book of the Week: Benoit, by Steven Johnson, Greg Oliver and others

On 25 June last year, professional wrestler Chris Benoit, his wife Nancy and seven-year-old son Daniel were found dead at their house in Atlanta. It was established that Benoit, regarded as a reserved, home-loving man, had strangled his family and then hanged himself. Four months later this book, consisting of five essays by various hands, was first published in the US.

Hillary courts Deep South vote in Obama's backyard

Scan the crammed exhibition hall in downtown Atlanta where a beaming Hillary Clinton is on stage selling herself to more than 5,000 cheering Georgia activists and you will know at once that not everyone is ready to buy. Barack Obama's supporters are a little quieter – he is not in town tonight – but they are surely here.

Professor Sir Eric Denton

Brilliant marine biologist who led the MBA Plymouth laboratory
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