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New Gerber Baby Is First With Down Syndrome

Meet Lucas Warren

(Newser) - The new face of Gerber represents a milestone. The company has picked 1-year-old Lucas Warren of Dalton, Georgia , as this year's Gerber Baby—and Lucas is the first child with Down Syndrome selected for the honor, reports People . "He never meets a stranger," says mom Cortney, who... More »

Original Gerber Baby Is 90

No one knew Ann Taylor Cook was the Gerber baby until 1978

(Newser) - The original Gerber baby has turned 90. The baby food maker says Ann Taylor Cook celebrated her 90th birthday on Sunday. Cook was about 4 months old in 1927 when her image was sketched in charcoal by family friend Dorothy Hope Smith. The drawing was submitted to Gerber a year... More »

Novartis, Nestle Agree to $39B Deal on Alcon

Two-step deal would give Swiss pharma a majority stake in the eye-care company

(Newser) - Nestle and pharma giant Novartis continued swapping brands today, with Novartis, which sold Gerber to Nestle last year, agreeing to pay $39 billion for a 77% stake in eye-care company Alcon, reports the Wall Street Journal. The two-step deal—Novartis will pay $11 billion for 74 million shares this year... More »

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